The relatively warm weather some days and cold weather on others is playing havoc on the state’s hunting and fishing patterns. With some species the harvest depends on a steady weather pattern. But, with the expected high temperature on Christmas expected near 60, some fish and wildlife are not acting like they usually do.

“Unseasonable weather tends to throw some hormones out of whack in some of these species that are kind of following these biological rules,” said Jay Anglin, outdoors writer from LaPorte, on Indiana Outdoors radio. “It’s throwing things…….

Here in the Kern River Valley, the threat of wildfires is always a concern, and every year the residents, visitors and seasonal workers must live with this threat. We plan, get things ready to move out in case we must leave and find homes for our animals if we have any. It is part of our way of life here in the valley.

However, we are not the only ones who have to deal with, overcome and adjust to wildfires. The local wildlife is uprooted and forced to move, and we all too frequently see these displaced animals directly in our community and sometimes even in …….

The pair were fishing without a licence
Annual fishing licence would have cost just £30 each

A fishing day trip to Carney Pools in Bishton, Stafford on 9 May this year for 2 men from Staffordshire has resulted in them each receiving a penalty of £619 for fishing without a licence.

Their cases were brought to Cannock Magistrates Court by the Environment Agency on Tuesday 7 December where 27-year old Jon Hill of Dunbar Close, Stafford and 20-year old Sean Hill of East Holme, Hilderston, Stone were each ordered to pay a total penalty of £619. An annual fishing lice…….

State officials have opened public comments for open-water fishing contests in 2022, including angling competitions in Lake Koocanusa and the Thompson Chain of Lakes.

Among nearly 60 competitions listed for comment by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 21 are within Region 1, which covers northwest Montana. Information on the competitions can be found on the FWP Fishing Contest website or by calling 406-444-2449, according to a press release from the agency.

Lincoln County anglers can expec…….

In total, 2021 had 18 new state records, which included 6 certified weight records, and 12 new catch-and-release records.

IDAHO, USA — You might be thinking, “It’s pretty hard to top 2020’s string of record-setting fish,” but then in walks 2021 like the ’27 New York Yankees. This year, anglers from all across the country flocked to Idaho’s numerous fisheries and amounted some incredible new state records, from carp to cutthroat trout.

In total, 2…….

The UK government could be breaking British law by issuing new fishing licences for 2022 and not banning environmentally damaging practices, says NGO Oceana.

Great Britain is about to issue over 1,000 fishing licenses for EU and UK fishing vessels over the next year, and conservationists are concerned that this will mean more bottom trawling in UK Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

This is in contravention of the Habitats Regulations and Marine Acts and could make the licenses illegal under UK law.

Bottom trawling and dredging are currently still permitted in over 97 per cent …….

SAM RAYBURN — Water level is 3.48 feet low and clear. Water temp in the low 60s. Fishing guide Brian Branum says bass fishing has been excellent with good numbers and a few up to 6.5 pounds reported. Fishing is changing daily. Best action has been around shallow cover and channels near shallow cover using ‘Traps, shallow cranks and Texas rigs. Deep structure still producing some nice fish on cranks and tail spinners.

Crappie fishermen reporting a few limits off brush piles and at the Highway 147 crossing, mainly on shiners.


MANISTEE COUNTY — The following calls were made to the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post for Manistee County incidents from Dec. 12-18. All calls may not be reported.

Dec. 12

• A commercial alarm was reported at 1 p.m. on the 16000 block of Caberfae Highway in Norman Township.

Dec. 13

• Larceny of fishing equipment was reported at 3 p.m. at Tippy Dam in Dickson Township.

• A vehicle-deer accident was reported at 6 p.m. on Coat…….