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2011-05-14 18:07:00

PORT CLINTON, Ohio, May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Jeff Graves of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and co-angler Ed Szymczak of Osceola, Ind., caught five walleyes weighing 34 pounds, 13 ounces to win the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament on Lake Erie. Graves had a three-day catch of 15 walleyes weighing 117-6. He won by 1 pound, 1 ounce over his closest competitor. Graves took home $50,000 for his efforts. "This is fabulous; it's a dream come true," Graves said. "I just wanted to get...

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2010-12-10 09:53:10

Despite a 30-year warming trend, the last three years in the Bering Sea have been the coldest on record. A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist says that the cold temperatures have helped produce larger zooplankton in the Bering Sea, which may be changing the way Walleye pollock are feeding. Alexei Pinchuk, research professional at the UAF Seward Marine Center, has spent the last three years gathering zooplankton samples in the Bering Sea. He and his colleagues have been looking at how...

2010-12-06 14:03:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Outdoors and Rapala, the world's leading brand of fishing lures, have signed a sponsorship extension for 2011, reaffirming the bait manufacturer's longstanding commitment to tournament angling. Through FLW Outdoors' lucrative bass and walleye tournaments, Rapala will showcase its extensive line of world-record-catching baits, tools, knives and fishing accessories. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. "Rapala's reputation as an industry...

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2010-05-20 11:12:29

Scientists are reporting that mercury levels in a popular species of game fish in Lake Erie are increasing after two decades of steady decline. The study, the most comprehensive to date on mercury levels in Great Lakes fish, is in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. Satyendra Bhavsar and colleagues note that the Great Lakes is the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. The lakes are of significant economic importance to the United States and Canada...

2010-05-13 07:41:57

Forestry access roads can have undesirable outcomes on fish populations living in remote lakes due to increased access, reveals research written by Len Hunt and Nigel Lester of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, recently published in the journal North American Journal of Fisheries Management. The presence, location, and extent of forestry roads have important effects on access point development on remote lakes in northern Ontario. Due to the popularity of walleye in northern Ontario,...

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2010-04-11 08:28:21

Two notorious Great Lakes invaders"”the zebra mussel and the round goby"”now play a central role in transferring toxic chemicals called PCBs up the food chain and into Saginaw Bay walleyes, one of that region's most popular sport fish. The links between zebra mussels, round gobies and contaminated Saginaw Bay walleyes is a disturbing example of unanticipated problems that can occur when non-native species get loose in the Great Lakes, said University of Michigan fishery biologist...

2009-10-03 20:12:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., caught five walleyes weighing 21 pounds, 4 ounces to give him a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 37 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart FLW Walleye Tour Championship presented by Berkley on the Missouri River in Bismarck, N.D. Steil earned $105,000 for his title in the nationally televised tournament that featured 108 anglers from 16 states and Canada. "I caught all my fish on one rod," said Steil. "I only...

2009-06-09 15:33:39

Live fish taken from Lake St. Clair in Michigan show no outward sign of a disease that could have killed thousands of fish in recent days, a biologist said. Dead fish, including bass, muskie, perch, smallmouth bass and walleye, have been washing up dead on the shores of the lake and fouling the water for days, The Detroit News reported. The lake, north of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, lies on the U.S.-Canada border and between two of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. Bob Haas, a state...

2008-09-23 18:00:21

By JIM MORRIS OUTDOORS Last week's big storm didn't do much damage around the western side of Lake Erie, but it did shut down the fishing for a few days. "Right now it's a mud hole, and there's not much fishing going on," said charter captain Dennis Lutz of Miamisburg. "So far, the fishing hasn't been all that good, but the water temperature is still in the 70s." Lutz is hoping fishing for yellow perch will return to normal once the water temperature drops a few degrees and the...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

Something happened on the way to another long, dry season for the Missouri River System: Mother Nature smiled in her own quirky way, flooding the southern basin, spewing localized rainstorms and teasing us with mountain snowfall. As a result, moisture flowed into the river system. Anglers discovered something they hadn't experienced since almost the beginning of the new millennium. Lake Oahe reappeared in North Dakota. For the first time since at least 2003, the Missouri River wasn't a...


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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...

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2007-12-18 14:14:44

The Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens), is a species of perch found in the United States and Canada. Yellow perch look similar to the European perch but are paler and more yellowish, with less red in the fins. They have 6-8 dark vertical bars on their sides. The yellow perch is in the same family as the walleye and sauger, but in a different family from the white perch. Yellow perch size can vary greatly between bodies of water, but adults are usually between 4-10 inches in length and weigh...

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2007-03-14 20:07:30

The White sucker, Catostomus commersonii, is a bottom-feeding freshwater fish inhabiting North America from Labrador in the north to Georgia and New Mexico in the south. It is a long, round-bodied fish with a dark green, grey, copper, brown, or black back and sides and a light underbelly. When full grown, it is between 12 and 20 in long and weighs between 2 and 4 lb. It will eat almost anything it can, but most commonly small invertebrates and plant matter. Larger predatory fish species such...

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