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New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

New crayfish harvest regulation on Storm Lake

  • 9/17/2019 1:31:00 PM
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STORM LAKE, Iowa – To help reduce the spread of rusty crayfish to other waterbodies in Iowa, licensed bait dealers can no longer harvest any crayfish species from Storm Lake. Crayfish collected for bait from Storm Lake for personal use can only be used in Storm Lake and cannot be transported live from the lake.
Hunting near collapsed grain bins is not allowed

Hunting near collapsed grain bins is not allowed

  • 9/5/2019 8:43:00 AM
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Waterfowl hunters take note – hunting near grain bins in western and southwestern Iowa that collapsed from the spring flood is considered hunting over bait and is against the law.
Flooding in northern Iowa impacts some public areas and raises baiting questions

Flooding in northern Iowa impacts some public areas and raises baiting questions

  • 9/23/2016 3:19:00 PM
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DES MOINES - It will not be a run-of-the-mill type of opener for many waterfowl hunters in northern portions of the state on Saturday. Extensive flooding has impacted some of the more popular public areas and also raises questions on when hunting flooded fields might be considered baiting.
4 Lures That Walleye Can’t Resist

4 Lures That Walleye Can’t Resist

  • 8/10/2016 3:11:00 PM
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Elusive and defiant, the walleye has duped even the most determined fanatics for decades. Struggle no more to wrangle in these clever beasts with a few surefire methods. With the necessary gear and the right technique, no amount of bad luck can keep the walleye from biting on your line.
6 best bass baits and lures for summer

6 best bass baits and lures for summer

  • 7/8/2016 1:53:00 PM
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When it comes to gamefish, not many have captivated the gaze of avid anglers like the bass. No matter when, where, or what you’re fishing in, consider using these foolproof baits to attract bass of all types.
Know Your Bait: Legal Fishing Bait in Iowa

Know Your Bait: Legal Fishing Bait in Iowa

  • 11/17/2015 9:06:00 AM
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While many anglers buy tackle and bait from commercial dealers, others prefer to catch their own. While live bait can be extremely effective, it can also get anglers into hot water if they don’t know the bait regulations or cannot correctly identify bait species they collect from public waters.
The 9 Things You Need For Ice Fishing

The 9 Things You Need For Ice Fishing

  • 2/6/2015 11:09:00 AM
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Stock your tackle box with these basic necessities to get you started, and be sure to check local ice conditions before you go.