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America's Great Waters

WFN and America's Great Waters seek to inspire and educate anglers with stories about the continent's greatest natural resource: its rivers, lakes and streams. 

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Great Lakes Smallmouth Bass

Posted October 22, 2014

Smallmouth bass have been distributed into the Great Lakes watershed, the St. Lawrence River and southward in the upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee River

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Voyageurs National Park

Posted October 22, 2014

Voyageurs National Park is Minnesota’s only national park. The park preserves the cross country trade route that was canoed centuries ago by French fur traders. Most of the 218,000 acre park is a peninsula accessible only by water. A few areas on the mainland that are accessible by car, for example Crane Lake is accessible by car.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Posted October 18, 2014

The Indiana Dunes have take thousands of years to form. The park’s dunes are located beyond the shoreline and tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan. In regards to wildlife conservation a total of 350 species of birds have been identified on the park grounds

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Great Lakes Herring

Posted October 15, 2014

In recent years, the lake herring population has declined in Green Bay, Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay (Sea Grant Michigan). Now lake herring is making a comeback

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Puget Sound Pacific Herring

Posted October 8, 2014

Though this small bait fish is not considered a great catch for anglers, the Pacific herring at Puget Sound are a key part of the ecosystem.

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The Elwha River, Undammed at Last

Posted October 6, 2014

There’s plenty I could say about my recent rafting trip down the newly restored Elwha River, but sometimes a simple “Wooohoooo!” says it all.

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Great Lakes Walleye

Posted October 1, 2014

Walleye prefer stained waters in the 60 to 70°F (15.5 to 21°C) temperature range. Walleye can be found in deeper water over rocks and in weed beds. Walleye are most active during spring and fall. It’s best to fish for them at night, on overcast, windy skies, or in stained water. The walleye’s eyes allow the fish to feed in low-light conditions.

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Puget Sound Rockfish

Posted October 1, 2014

The Puget Sound rockfish are one of the smallest populations of rockfish, growing to only about to about 7.2-inches in length.

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5-Year Plan for Great Lakes Restoration

Posted September 25, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a new action plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take to protect and restore the Great Lakes.

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Puget Sound Salmon

Posted September 24, 2014

The Puget Sound used to be an exceptional habitat for salmon. Salmon rely on the near-shore waters for migration, juvenile rearing, refuge, and feeding.

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