Tag: great lakes

Spring Coho Action Heats Up

It’s that time of year again when the south end of Lake Michigan starts to clear of ice and the feisty and tasty coho start to feed heavily.  The time to cash in on this great action is now. There are several places to take advantage of the Spring Coho bite, both from shore and... Read more »

Great Lakes Oddities Featured in Conservation Magazine

This press release just came in.   Interesting….  WASHINGTON D.C.- The articles are featured in Eddies, a quarterly publication of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation. The magazine covers past, present and future conservation initiatives. Features, news and columns are designed to help the public understand the importance of healthy... Read more »

Izaak Walton League Calls for Temporary Lock Closure becasue of Bighead Carp

A press release from the Izaak Walton League Gaithersburg, MD — A bighead carp was found in Lake Calumet yesterday by commercial fishermen performing routine sampling for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The almost 3-foot long, 20-pound carp is the first to be pulled from waters above the electric barriers built along the Chicago Sanitary... Read more »

Photo of the Bighead Carp in Lake Calumet

A fisheries Biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources holds a Bighead carp caught in Lake Calumet. The fish was caught during routine sampling efforts by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee on June 22, 2010. This is a photo of the bighead carp found in Lake Calumet last week. This was a big... Read more »

Fish Sampling Operation Complete on Little Calumet River

BIGHEAD CARP A press release regarding the Asian Carp study just came in….   Safety zone rescinded; waterway reopened to commercial and recreational trafficChicago, IL- The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC) wrapped up a successful sampling and data collection operation on the Little Calumet River in South Chicago on Tuesday. Fisheries biologists from the Illinois Department... Read more »

Have you ever caught an Asian Carp?

I’ve caugt a few Asian Carp in my day.  All of them came from the Illinois River. When someone says “caught” and Asian Carp in the same sentence, people get the wrong idea. Asian Carp really don’t bite lures or baits.  Basically they just get snagged by anglers.  These are filter feeders.  The simplest way... Read more »