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2008-07-12 21:00:12

By John Nolan, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 12--Justin Zurbuchen has a pretty good feel for finding fish on nearby Lake Mendota. The 17-year-old from Waunakee recently pulled in an 18-inch largemouth bass and routinely hauls in crappies and bluegills. The diverse fishery, located just a few miles from his home, covers 9,842 square acres and features just about everything an angler could want -- bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike and walleye, among...

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEMBY DAMON TATUM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters should catch mainly a mixture of small bottom fish this week along the northern beaches. Small croaker, spot, sea mullet, sand perch and a few pigfish should be beached just about every day by bottom fishing anglers using fresh shrimp or bloodworms. No. 4 to 6 hooks are preferred, since these fish have small mouths, making them difficult to catch with larger hooks. Surfcasters...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Northern beach pier anglers should enjoy good bluefish and Spanish mackerel action this week at sunrise and sunset from the ends of ocean piers when the water is clear. The bluefish and Spanish mackerel should hit primarily Gotcha lures. The bluefish will run between a 1/2 and 2 pounds, and some of the Spanish mackerel will weigh more than 2 pounds. Bluefish also will be taken by pier jockeys using...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 6--The numbers confirm what almost everyone who fished Upper Red Lake this summer already knew: Walleye fishing's been pretty darn good. Make that better than pretty darn good. According to Andy Thompson, assistant area fisheries supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji, creel surveys show that anglers in May caught walleyes at a rate of 2.4 fish per hour. Minnesota's walleye season opened May 10. If two fish...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Catherine Evans A SIX-FOOT long sword- Catherine Evans fish - usually found in the Pacific Ocean - has been washed up on Barry Island beach. The large fish - weighing more than 150lbs - was discovered by beach inspectors on the shore at Whitmore Bay in the early hours of yesterday. The rare specimen quickly attracted attention from marine biologists all across the UK, who were eager to take the fish to their centres for analysis. But it was decided to keep it locally at the...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--OCEAN SPRINGS -- Fishing in South Mississippi continues to get better for trout and redfish. But cobia, for one reason or another, have become scarce entering the month of July. With offshore water temperatures rising into to the mid-80s, cobia sightings have dwindled. A few cobia have been spotted and caught around the deeper oil rigs with no sightings around the barrier islands or shallow oil rigs. Look for cobia around rigs...

2008-06-26 21:02:20

Ocean salmon angling opens Sunday off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts, with fishing not expected to be particularly good or the season lasting very long. Angling will be allowed Sundays through Thursdays with a two- fish limit. The limit can be two coho, two chinook or one of each. The quota for the ports of Astoria and Ilwaco is just 10,180 coho, a number that's expected to last about a month. A year ago, the quota was 71,450 with angling open daily. This year's...

2008-06-26 15:02:24

By The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jun. 26--Ocean salmon angling opens Sunday off the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts, with fishing not expected to be particularly good or the season lasting very long. Angling will be allowed Sundays through Thursdays with a two-fish limit. The limit can be two coho, two chinook or one of each. The quota for the ports of Astoria and Ilwaco is just 10,180 coho, a number that's expected to last about a month. A year ago, the quota was...

2008-06-22 06:00:13

By Monica Holland, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jun. 22--Of all the Gulf Stream's blue water bounty that Ned Garber has pulled from the sea, mahi mahi have given him some of the best experiences. Known for their fight and beauty, these fish can be lured by the school if you know how to bail 'em. "A lot of times when you catch a dolphin, the school will come up to the boat with the one that's hooked," Garber said. "So the technique is to leave that one in the water and take some...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

On my daily trip to the bank for change, I saw my hunting buddy, Steve Damron, and he just had to show me his photos of his Canada fishing trip this spring. Steve, his son Stephen and Stephen's father-in-law, Allen Jackson, fished Moberly Lake, which is in a chain of lakes on the Bright Sand River in the Ontario Province. They were joined by a co-worker of Stephen's, Dave Hadel, of Overland Park, and Jim Irey, a retired school administrator, and Jerry Irey, a retired fire fighter from...


Latest Sport fish Reference Libraries

Zander, Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a popular game fish and is consumed frequently. It can reach 44 pounds with an average length of 16-32...

Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
2013-10-22 10:54:52

The Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only living species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish that can be found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the west coast. Other common names regarding this fish are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a good eating and game fish. The bluefish is moderately proportioned with a...

Rosy Bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus
2013-02-09 08:49:46

Image Caption: A Japanese rosy bitterling, taken in Japan, 2006. Credit: Book 74/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The rosy bitterling is a fresh water fish native to Japan consisting of two distinct species, the R. o. kurumeus and the subspecies R. o. ocellatus. The R. o. kurumeus species of this fish is found only in Japan, whereas the R. o. ocellatus species is also found in China and Taiwan. Both species inhabit small ponds, reservoirs, and creeks. The original species of...

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

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