Try suckers at Hunting & Fishing Club fry
If you’ve ever wanted to know what suckers taste like, here’s your chance.
The Algoma Hunting & Fishing Club is holding a sucker patty fry Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting as long as 80 pounds of ground sucker patties can go.
Richard Piesler promises “all the trimmings,” too, plus smoked fish, and there will be a polka band from 2 to 6 p.m.
The club is located at N7809 Willow Drive, Bruemmerville. Any questions, call Piesler at (920) 495-4801.
Brown trout and an occasional northern pike are hitting in the Lake Michigan shallows, and some big carp are being spotted there and in the Ahnapee and Kewaunee rivers.
Most of the fish still have nothing but gobies in them, with an occasional smelt.
Alewives should be moving in shortly, and that could lure salmon, rainbows, browns and lakers to the nearshore waters.
On Green Bay, walleyes are hitting by day in the Dyckesville area and best by night off southern Door County. Smallmouth bass are very active in the warming bay and harbor shallows from Sturgeon Bay to Little Sturgeon.
Comment on plan
The deadline to comment on a 10-year draft Lake Michigan fisheries management plan is May 20.
The plan aims for a multi-species sport fishery, a sustainable and viable commercial fishery, application of science-based management principles, effective internal and external communication and a balanced, healthy ecosystem.
Meanwhile, the Department of Natural Resources is seeking participation from anglers and other interested stakeholders to discuss the latest trends in the fishery and lay the groundwork for management decisions for 2018.
A public information meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 in the Lake Michigan Conference Room at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave, Cleveland.
There are indications that chinook-stocking reductions started in 2013 have reduced predation pressure on alewives. There’s been better-than-expected survival of the 2012 alewife year class, and another measurable year class in 2015.
Average size of chinooks as well as rainbow trout and coho salmon was up last year, and the coho catch was the highest in nearly 25 years.
A new 15-guide series to help beginning birders is available from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Complete with detailed species information, photos, illustrations and maps, the titles cover a wide range of topics including Birding 101, Feeder Birds of the Northwest and Gardening for Birds.
Watching and feeding birds is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America. Experts hope that the laminated guides not only help beginners learn about birds but encourage them to do what they can to protect and enhance bird habitat.
You can check them out and order online at www.waterfordpress.com/products/cornell-lab-of-ornithology-guides.html.
Three major bass fishing tournaments will be held in Door County the next two weekends, including the second annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit event this weekend.
The last time the NABC was here, in spring 2015, Ontario’s Troy Norman and Andrew Carlson took top honors with a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces. A year earlier, Tisch Mills’ Jason Stangel and teammate Chris Cox put together an NABC record-setting limit weighing 30 pounds.
Meanwhile, the 27th annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament is set for May 19-20.
Kevin Naze is a freelance outdoors writer. He can be reached by emailing [email protected] or calling 920-883-9792.
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