Largemouth bass virus found in 2 additional Michigan lakes
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A largemouth bass virus has been found in two additional lakes in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources in October announced that the virus that affected fish in the early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes was confirmed in Cedar Lake in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
Fish virus confirmed in lake in northeastern Lower Peninsula
GREENBUSH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A largemouth bass virus that affected fish in the early 2000s in southern Michigan lakes has been confirmed in a lake in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.
The state Department of Natural Resources announced Monday the virus was a factor in a fish kill in Cedar Lake in Alcona and Iosco counties. Additional lakes are being examined.
State wildlife council approves some fishing rules changes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Wildlife Council has approved changes to bag and size limits for fish in some bodies of water.
The council recently approved changes to allow a year-round open season for black bass in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.
Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later
ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive.
US Marshals Museum searches for Bass Reeves’ relatives
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has an impressive collection of guns and documents related to famed Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves. Almost a year out from a planned opening of the new $60 million museum, it's the lawman's family tree the curator wants most.
Michigan man catches rare orange smallmouth bass
NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has caught a rare orange fish on the Muskegon River.
Paul Gillis caught the fish Saturday while on a fishing trip with his brother and daughter, MLive reported .
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Officials say disease didn't kill the thousands of fish found dead along the shore and in a western Nebraska lake.
The fish kill was reported May 26 at Lake Maloney, which sits about 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of North Platte. Most of them were white bass.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the examinations of carcasses indicated several possible causes for the fish deaths.
With climate change, black sea bass numbers increase
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It may be time for local eateries to explore black sea bass recipes. Warmer waters off Rhode Island have caused a spike for this species, and loosened regulations are reeling fisherman in.
The Providence Journal reports the population of the black sea bass has spiked off New England's coast and is becoming increasingly important to the area's fishermen.
Heading north up the Atlantic coast, the Tour de France enters Brittany where shellfish and refreshing white wines await at the end of Stage 4 on Tuesday.
The rolling route starts at the coastal town of La Baule before running inland and then turning sharply back to the coast 195 kilometers (121 miles) later in Sarzeau.
It could make for an awkward afternoon as the main parties involved in Chris Froome's recently concluded doping case will likely be brought together.
IRMO, S.C. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a man who whose body was pulled from a South Carolina lake over the weekend.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release the victim was 64-year-old Henry Alexander Bass of Cordova.
Officials say Bass had disappeared while swimming in Lake Murray on Saturday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has extended the season and increased the possession limit for recreational black sea bass fishing.
The state Department of Environmental Management says the changes reflect the "robust status of the black sea bass stock" in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
The season is now open from June 24 through Dec. 31.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after he slipped below the surface of a northern Colorado lake.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg tells Steamboat Today that 64-year-old David Bass, of Hutchinson, Kansas, did not have any heart issues and was "a very healthy man" when he drowned at Steamboat Lake on Friday.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing in a northern Colorado lake.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass season opens Saturday
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The regular bass season covering all waters in the state opens Saturday.
Anglers are permitted to keep five bass that are 12 inches or larger in size. Special regulations exist on certain waters. Anglers are advised to check the current fishing regulations in areas where they fish.
Anglers in many sections of the state already have been able to catch and release for largemouth and smallmouth bass. That season ends Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been settled after a crash on a South Carolina lake that killed two men last year.
David Bruce Dyer was driving a powerboat on Lake Murray northwest of Columbia when it ran crashed into a bass boat April 21, 2017. The crash killed 37-year-old Danny Phillips and 28-year-old Shawn Lanier on the fishing boat.
Wyoming record-breaking largemouth bass caught
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Caleb Salzman was just as open-mouthed and shocked as the Wyoming record largemouth bass he hooked.
"It was crazy," Salzman said.
In a desperate dash to save itself and spit the hook lodged firmly in its mouth, the huge bass sliced through the water of Kleenburn Ponds toward Salzman.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A college laboratory has solved what has been a maddening 13-year mystery: what killed so many of the prized smallmouth bass in the lower Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, beginning in 2005?
The answer — a shocker to Pennsylvania and federal investigators — is largemouth bass virus.
It's a disease that was known to be present in Susquehanna smallmouths but had been ruled out early on because it was thought it couldn't harm them.
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsStripers, bass, trout being caught on Colorado RiverMarch 22, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldSurvey: Lake Havasu anglers seek bass over other speciesMarch 19, 2019
- The Times-TribuneStudy Looks At Ailing Bass In The Susquehanna RiverMarch 1, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceStudy Looks At Ailing Bass In SusquehannaMarch 1, 2019
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsEarly entry for Catch of the Year: Visiting angler hauls in 39-pound striperFebruary 16, 2019
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a boater is missing after a large wave threw him out of a bass boat on a South Carolina lake.
Officials say two men were trying to make it back to shore as a storm moved in around 9 p.m. Sunday when the wave threw them both out of the boat on Lake Hartwell near Anderson.
Authorities say one man made it back to the boat and called for help, but the other hasn't been seen since.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health is advising people not to eat any fish from Lake Elmo or any smallmouth bass from Lake Harriet under its updated fish consumption guidelines.
The two lakes are among six Twin Cities area lakes and a stretch of the Mississippi River where health officials previously advised limiting consumption of certain species to one meal per month due to contamination from a chemical known as PFOS.
BULLHEAD CITY — “It’s time to be out fishing,” proclaimed Rusty Braun, proprietor of Riviera Marina in Bullhead City. “We have it all locally.”
Most of the million-plus Texas anglers who primarily target largemouth bass, the nation’s most popular sport fish, will brag that their state is home to the most abundant, diverse and high-quality bass fisheries in the country.
With about 450 lakes and streams open to public fishing, deciding where to fish in Nebraska can sometimes be challenging. Daryl Bauer, Game and Parks fisheries outreach program manager, has provided some useful tips.
Remember like 15 years ago when people were putting those Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish on their walls? Well at least ONE person still has one, Dave's Dummy of the Day.
Howdy everyone! I hope you have weathered the weather. Boy that sounds wrong, but I’m leaving it. Rain, wind, hail, and sun all on the same day! It’s been a smorgasbord of seasons lately and I have to confess I’m enjoying it. There’s something about the shop stove throwing off heat and making it comfy inside as the wind blows through the vents and the rain pounds on the windows.
Beaver Lake anglers prep for prime fishing in April
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A parade of fins is on the march during spring. An eager audience awaits relaxing in lawn chairs on shore or seated in boats.
Anglers can't see the conga lines of walleye and white bass migrating from Beaver Lake up the White and War Eagle rivers. They know it's show time when fish bite lures like it's their last meal.
LOREAUVILLE — What a way to break the ice.
MANY — All Mike O’Brien saw was a tell-tale swirl after casting a wacky worm behind a large log lodged against a cypress tree on a shallow, main lake point around midday Friday at Toledo Bend.
More than 9.1 billion gallons of water were flushed from Alamo Lake and into the Bill Williams River last month, but Havasu residents have expressed concerns that something more than water made the transition.
Bet on boat ramps rimming Texas reservoirs and bays being much busier than usual this week as a triad of concurrent events - spring break, the shift to daylight saving time and, most important, a general outbreak of outstanding fishing - conspire to draw a wave of anglers to the water in a piscatorial version of March Madness.
Spring's been running late in most of Texas, the USA National Phenology Network announced earlier this week. It's been about 10-14 days behind the 1981-2010 average in the eastern half of the state, figures the consortium of government, academic and private organizations tracking the seasonal shift based on vegetation changes.
The Del Bar sign may say prime steaks, seafood and sandwiches, but customer service could be up there, too.
Owner Jane Wimmer described customer service as the intangible thing you can take home and adore for the rest of time, not just in the moment you’re eating.
LOREAUVILLE — A University of Louisiana at Lafayette Fishing Team member made a statement, and how, that he’s out to defend his Catahoula Bass Association Angler of the Year title with a dominant catch in the opener on Feb. 18.
LOREAUVILLE — There’s a new fish to beat in the Big Bass Spring contest started this year on Lake Fausse Pointe by Ricky Watkins of New Iberia.
Galveston - Guide James Plaag of Silver King Adventures reported good catches of trout on Bass Assassins while wading. Redfish have been steady as well.
Matagorda - Guide Lee Warmke reported good catches of trout and redfish. Guide Charlie Paradoski reported limits of trout on Bass Assassins.
Jeff Knapp: Target bass of first warm days of spring
As a full-time guide, one of the questions I’m most often asked is, “When is the best time to fish a river for smallmouth bass?” The fact is, all seasons, from early spring until late fall, have the potential to be great. That said, when it comes to big numbers of bubba-sized smallies, when you hit things right, early spring often produces the best days of the season.
"You hear that?" Lewis Homburg asked with a smile.
Lake Havasu fish abundant this year, Game and Fish officials say
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials met with Havasu boaters on Tuesday to discuss the state of Lake Havasu at an annual open house. There, the department showed Havasu’s fish populations to be healthy and abundant this year.
Rule against keeping 15-to-19-inch bass to end at lake
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A rule against anglers keeping 15-to-19-inch (38-to-48-centimeter) largemouth and spotted bass is nearing its end at a north Louisiana lake that once yielded record-setting fish.
Starting Feb. 20, Caney Creek Reservoir will operate under the same rules as most of the state — a 10-fish limit, without any size restrictions, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said in a news release Monday. .
Howdy everyone! The ocean has lain down. Lingcod and rockfish have been getting pulled out in good numbers and crab are a boilin’. In terms of ocean fishing, the lingcod seem to be a quicker catch than the rockfish, but either way it’s great fishing out there.
This has been a winter season that has seen ice conditions change from 10 inches to 5 inches and back again. This weekend we are losing ice again and may lose more this week but Mother Nature will be back sure as shootin' and make plenty of more ice -- so I have plenty to tell you about this week.
Roundtable aims to keep public up to speed of Lake Havasu fisheries, regulations
Locals with questions regarding Lake Havasu fisheries and regulations can get answers at next week’s roundtable.
Alabama town unveils fish monument
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is known for its unusual memorials and statues, and the city of Eufaula is adding to the list with a monument to a fish.
Officials in the lakeside town on the Georgia border have unveiled a 12-foot-tall replica of a largemouth bass to celebrate its claim as the "Big Bass Capital of the World."
Bass fishing draws thousands of people to Lake Eufaula each year, and the state tourism agency awarded a grant to construct the monument. It was unveiled Tuesday.
With three days remaining to sign up for Big Bass Spring, the outdoorsman who came up with the idea is optimistic.
Mike Bass, the executive director of The Woodlands Arts Council, announced his resignation Thursday, Jan. 11, via an email message to members of the local media and those in the arts community.
For more than 31 years, Texas' inland fisheries managers and the state's anglers have cooperated in what began as a then-unique partnership aimed at improving the quality of the state's largemouth bass fishery by employing angler-caught, trophy-size bass in hatchery production and research.
OVERTIME OUTDOORS: Watkins introducing Big Bass Spring, starts Feb. 1
After work one evening in November, relaxing and playing “fetch” in the yard with his golden Labrador retriever, Ricky Watkins started thinking about a bass fishing contest that would be unique to the Teche Area, heck, to all of Acadiana.
Hearings set for changes to black sea bass fishing
OLD LYME, Connecticut (AP) — Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean's most popular recreational fisheries.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering changing the way it manages the recreational black sea bass fishery. The commission says the proposed changes could alter the way it allocates harvesting limits for the fish. The hearings began on Wednesday in Lewes, Delaware.