This is the 14th season of Wolf River Cam – created by lifelong Shiocton resident Gary Bunnell. Full scoop on how it came to be here.
3. SD: Lake Francis Case walleye ice-fishing regs tweaked?
> [Previously] required the first 4 walleyes caught through the ice from the northern Gregory-Charles Mix county line to the Fort Randall Dam be kept by anglers and that length limits were not in effect.
> Those regulations were created in 2001 in response to public concern regarding high mortality of walleye caught from deep water and then released.
Sounds like (?) folks will now be able to keep up to 4 walleyes, but there’s a 15″ minimum and only 1 can be over 20″. Vs having to keep and kill the first 4 that come thru the ice. But double-check the regs for yourself because the write-up’s wording had me a bit confused.
4. Johnny Morris got $2.1 bil richer in a year.
> Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, is ranked #424 on Forbes’ “World’s Billionaires List” for 2022. According to the magazine, Morris’ net worth is $6.3 bil, as of Friday. His ranking is up from #705 on last year’s billionaires list, when the magazine put his net worth at $4.1 bil.
5. There’s now a Fitbit for fish…sorta….
> The sensor is surgically inserted under skin near a fish’s rear dorsal fins. As the fish swims, a wireless receiver picks up the sensor’s telltale beeps. Scientists can retrieve the data from a wireless receiver or the device itself.
> …weighs 2.4 grams, is about the size of a pen cap, and will collect and transmit data for up to 8 months. This will let researchers study fish (even small ones) for a longer time than previously possible.
> …collects data about a fish, including its location, heartbeat, tail movement and burned calories, as well as the temperature, pressure and magnetic field of its surrounding environment.