1. MB: New Lake Winnipeg regs.
> Effective this year, there is a maximum mesh size [for commercial netters] of 5.25″ for the south basin and a limit of 5.5″ for the north basin.
They say the main target is lake whitefish, but the larger holes lead to a pile of trophy walleyes being killed…. Fish would need a girth > 16.5″ to get stuck in a 5.25″ net, so all would have to be close to a 28″ master angler or better?
Also proposing a limit change for recreational fisherpeople:
…on Lake of the Woods. Anthony Paoni and Dean McCammon won with a 2-day bag of 27.13 lbs to take home the cash + Lund boat package worth $32K!
3. OH: Emerald shiners disappearing?
One guy thinks:
> I firmly believe invasive zebra mussels and quagga mussels the past few decades played a big part in the demise of lake shiners. Mussels and shiner minnows both feed on plankton, a competition the mussels are winning.
4. OR/WA: Walleye bite strongest in years…
…on Columbia River Gorge, so they removed the possession limit…. How well did you pay attention to analogies back in the day? walleye : western states :: carp : midwest
5. MN: Camp Fish is coming back…
…25 years later and being taught by the original staff (and special guests). Were any of you at the original Camp Fish? Happenin’ Aug 6-9 and last we heard there were only a few spots left.
6. Have you seen the Storm 360GT yet?
Newish swimbait that has a resin-based head (not lead) with built in rattles and an over-sized paddle that makes the bait roll:
Our fav in most situations is the 1/4-oz (4.5″) size — great for snap jigging in shallow cabbage beds. FishUSA has ’em in stock here.