As avid bass anglers, about all we have to figure out is the difference between largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass every now and then - everything else we catch doesn’t matter. However, when you look at fish identification from a research standpoint, especially when you are talking about DNR angler surveys and asking people what fish [...]
Article in northern Ohio’s News Herald paper the other day said that sales of Ohio resident fishing licenses are off 9.5% this year, or 56,871 licenses worth more than $1 million. On the non-rez front, annual licenses were down by 1,945, 3-day licenses were down 3,298 and 1-day fishing licenses dropped by 4,563. Presumably that’s [...]
…if you’re catching ‘em in the Susquehanna River, as well as CO, DE, IA and OH. Disturbing stuff. As far as PA goes, we’ve covered the problems Susquehanna smallies are facing, and the questionable things the PA Fish and Boat Commission is doing in response, but here’s a new wrinkle. It’s in the “we can’t [...]
Word from the Ohio DNR is that smallmouth bass fishing this year in Lake Erie is “expected to be fair,” with “bass abundance below desired levels.” But – a big but – is that the average size of our favorite brown fish in the lake will be 15-22 inches, meaning 2 to 6 pounds. Dang!
Looks like Ohio derby guys like to heat and eat 12-inchers. In an article in the Dayton Daily News talking about possible reg changes was this: