Easy Fishing

The School of Agriculture at a university near my home harbors three ponds. They flood about an acre each. There is a fourth pond but it hasn’t held water for years and has the overgrowth to prove it.

The ponds are used to irrigate the surrounding fields, which serve as classrooms for the agriculture students. A fence surrounds the property. The gate is rarely closed.

I stop occasionally to fish. I rarely stay more than 20 or 30 minutes. It’s that kind of place. Bass and bluegill aren’t huge but they are plentiful.

The fishing is easy. And sometimes, like today, that’s just what you need.

A Few Things You Might Not Know About Niagara Falls

Yes, Niagara Falls is a famous honeymoon destination. But newlywed or not, it’s worth a visit.

And don’t forget to pack your fishing. Fishing on the Niagara River is fantastic. Contact Captain Frank Campbell at http://www.niagaracharter.com for more information. Thanks for reading.

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Niagara Falls: Free admission and other things you may not know about this tourist spot


Bass fishing, kayak style

I recently enjoyed a short tenure as paddle sports columnist for Bait & Tackle Business magazine. The crippling and far-reaching business effects of COVID-19 has put that work on hold, hopefully to return but that’s yet to be determined.

Until then, B&TB editorial remains available on line. In my April column, kayaking specialist John Deshauteurs discusses why a kayak should be part of your bass fishing arsenal. The story is targeted to retailers but John knows kayaks and he knows bass fishing. His tips are worth your time. Here’s a link to the story: https://www.baitandtacklebiz.com/business/selling-fishing-kayaks-and-small-boat-accessories-to-bass-anglers.

News Hoosier trout anglers can use

Indiana’s inland stream trout season opens Saturday at 6 a.m. local time.

By Saturday’s opening bell, Hoosier wildlife officials will have stocked about 23,000 rainbow trout in 17 streams across 12 different counties. Find out where at wildlife.IN.gov/5457.htm.

Indiana’s inland stream trout season opens Saturday.

The hatchery-reared trout are about 11 inches and, typically, not picky when slashing a bait.

According to Indiana fishery officials the bag limit for trout in inland waters other than Lake Michigan and its tributaries is five fish per day; minimum seven inch length. No more than one can be a brown. 

Social distancing is required and so is a fishing license and trout/salmon stamp but if you have a license and stamp from the 2019-20 season hold on to it because by way of Indiana Executive Order, 2019-20, annual licenses and stamps, including fishing licenses and trout/salmon stamps, are valid until May 22, 2020.

For up to date information about COVID-19, including how far anglers should stay from one another, visit on.IN.gov/dnrcovid19.