1. ON: Walleyes changing how and what they eat.
Studies showin’ walleyes are eating more and more bugs, ‘cuz as you can imagine they’re easier to catch than baitfish.
This researcher isn’t so worried about walleye populations declining, as he is about insects declining…and how that would impact walleyes.
2. Sorta interesting ice fish handling study.
Posted by American Fisheries Society and talks about how long fish can be kept out of water and still be successfully released:
> Numerous catch-and-release studies have been conducted during warmer months, with little work during winter, when ice anglers in temperate regions target fish.
> We conducted an ice-angling simulation that quantified the impacts of air temperature and air exposure duration [30 secs or 5 mins] on swimming performance and gill physiology of bluegill and largemouth bass.
> Results showed bluegill subjected to 5 min air exposure at -7º C [19.4º F] suffered impaired swimming….. Treatment had no impact on burst swimming or gill damage in largemouth bass.
Wait – who ice fishes for largemouth bass on purpose? Lol kiddin’…sorta….
Would love to have seen some results on walleyes, crappies, northern, lake trout, perch, burbot…basically everything that gets targeted through the ice waaaay more commonly than bass seem to.
3. This might be the closest you can come to…
…ice fishing from shore…yet Mr. and Mrs. Uncut Angling caught themselves a tiger. Click the pic to watch ’em catch it through a massive sight-fishing hole:
4. WI/MN/ND: 2020 AIM schedule announced.
Tentative until they get all the permits:
5. SD: Dakota Ice Institute happenin’ this weekend.
In Sioux Falls.
6. Fish Addictions TV is looking for a videographer…
…for the upcoming hardwater season. Drop ’em a DM for more details if you’re willing to set down the fishing rod and pick up a camera. 😉
7. SIMMS has a new rain jacket.
Called the G4 Pro Rain Jacket and supposed to be their “most water resistant and durable jacket ever.” Even more so (somehow?!) than their Pro Dry:
And in typical SIMMS fashion, they made the G4 schtuff earn its starting spot on the roster:
> Collectively, this collection has endured over 20,000 hours of rigorous testing by a stable of Simms pros and ambassadors that guide in some of the world’s most unforgiving fishing locations.
For now the rest of the G4 line is geared towards fly-fisherpeoples (waders and boots) but would have to guess there’d be some matchin’ bibs in the future…?
8. PA anglers might not have to wear their licenses anymore.
Would just need to have it on their person, instead of on their person [smirk emoji] when/if the amendment passes.
9. IL: Asian carp DNA spikes in Chicago River?
Guess they didn’t find any live fish, but had “76 hits of environmental DNA, or eDNA, for silver and bighead carp.” So, ummm…fish poop or???