1. MN: Snowmobile hits portable fish house…
…on Chisago Lake. Left an 8yo boy critically injured. Here’s the GoFundMe account if you can spare a few bucks. If you’re the prayin’ type, please send a few his way.
2. MI: Pair rescued from Saginaw Bay.
Their ATV broke through the ice. Glad everyone was okay.
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4. MN: DNR cutting back fingerling walleye stocking…
…after an analysis of the state’s “accelerated walleye stocking program.”
> The state stocked 110,000 lbs of fingerlings last year, with roughly 45,000 lbs of the total purchased from commercial operations at a cost of $840K.
> 70% of the lakes in the accelerated stocking program saw no improvement…plan to reduce the amount of fingerlings being stocked by about 25K lbs, or about a 20% decrease.
But they will continue stocking young fry as planned:
> Fingerling walleye cost nearly $1 each in the fall, when they’re stocked. Fry are released in the spring and come at a cost of pennies to the fish.
5. WI: 2019 USA Ice Team tryouts…
…happenin’ Feb 22-25 in Rhinelander. Be pretty sick to fish for a gold medal!
Also just announced the 2018 World Ice Fishing Championship will be in Kazakhstan — believe that’s the same place this famous ice-fisher’s from?
6. MN: 3-lb pike wins a new truck…
…at the Jaycee’s Ice-fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake. There were 12,000+ people fishing — for over $150K in prizes — and Stephen Lyogky caught the biggest fish o’ the day: a whoppin’ 3.10-lb pike. Won himself a new GMC truck. Can’t seem to find a pic of the fish even tho thousands of cameras around?
7. WI/MI: New study to track Green Bay walleye movements.
Tagging 300 walters and 400 whities with transmitters to help determine which spawning areas are most critical.
8. OH: Most Erie walleye caught in 30 years.
Ross Robertson is finally leaving a few for the rest of us….
9. MN: Manning/Thompson win Minnetonka UPL.
Was a record number of fish weighed (431) and limits caught (27) at the last Ultimate Panfish League event on Lake Minnetonka (North Arm Bay).
Stuart Manning and Michael “MT” Thompson came out on top with their 15-fish bag for 7.135 lbs, including a kicker 1.21-lb slab that took big fish honors:
Love that smirk MT lol. Congrats guys!
10. MN: Dude catches an iPhone…
…that had been sitting at the bottom of Mille Lacs for a YEAR. Still worked and belonged to a Lindner’s Angling Edge employee that was texting on the job 😉
11. Lund 1875 Impact XS walk-through (video).
Won the 2018 Innovation Award in the aluminum fishing boats category. #Dibs
12. Ever have one of those days?
Got a kick out of this vid where ’bout 147 fish swim by on the Aqua-Vu HD7i Pro before one finally goes topside. Some days they just don’t wanna bite: