Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Sunday, 21 September 2014 14:19
ESCANABA, Mich. — Bassmaster Elite Series tournament officials postponed competition in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship for an unprecedented third consecutive day today because of unsafe boating conditions.
The third day of competition was postponed Sunday because of steady north winds gusting to 20 miles per hour which resulted in small craft advisories for the Escanaba area of Lake Michigan.
- Published on Friday, 19 September 2014 14:17
ESCANABA, Mich. — Bassmaster Elite Series tournament officials postponed competition in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship today after building winds created unsafe boating conditions.
“In the interest of safety, today’s fishing has been canceled,” said Trip Weldon, B.A.S.S. tournament director. Winds from the south, including gusts to 35 miles, and 5-foot seas were predicted for today, and a small craft advisory was in effect. “We will err on the side of caution and the safety of our anglers and their marshals,” he added.
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 15:37
By Louie Stout
/>An experimental walleye stocking by the Elkhart River Restoration Association (ERRA) is paying off.
St. Joseph River biologist Daragh Deegan, who conducts river studies for Elkhart and South Bend, said this summer’s on-the-water work has shown remarkable success from the initial stocking two years ago.
In the fall of 2012, the association purchased about 3,200 6- to 8-inch walleyes from a Wisconsin fish farm and released them into the Elkhart River.
Deegan’s surveys this summer not only have unveiled quite a few walleyes, but several over the legal length of 15 inches and a few were pushing 17 inches.