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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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Saving the Striped Marlin

Posted November 27, 2014

A team of conservationists and scientists are tagging the increasingly rare striped marlin to track their migration habits. Keeping them healthy helps maintain the ocean’s ecosystem.

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Great Lakes Yellow Perch

Posted November 26, 2014

Yellow perch are found in lakes and reservoirs of larger rivers. Clear water is the preferable water type for yellow perch, yellow perch shy away from turbid or silt water. Mayflies are a primary food resource for the yellow perch.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Posted November 19, 2014

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 33,000-acres lying along 20 miles of the resurgent Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland. Within the 125 mile park there are trails for visitors to hike or bike. Alternatively park visitors can hop on a train and take an excursion through the park on the scenic railroad tour.

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Great Lakes Rock Bass

Posted November 19, 2014

Rock bass, as the name suggests, tend to prefer clear streams and lakes with rocky structure and vegetation. Rock bass show little signs of being deterred by human activity; in fact it is common to find rock bass found docks. It may be of interest to note the red iris in the eye, hence the common name – red eye.

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Glacier National Park

Posted November 12, 2014

The U.S. Glacier National Park protects a portion of the Columbia Mountains Natural Region, in the interior wet belt of Montana. The national park has rugged mountains, moist climate and wide variety of plant and animal life. The park protects old growth cedar, hemlock, and critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife species.

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Great Lakes Pumpkinseed

Posted November 12, 2014

Shoreline development can destroy pumpkinseed spawning grounds. An increase in silt, due to shoreline erosion, covers spawning sites with sand causing a disruption in spawning. Heavy lake use can also stir up water and disrupt spawning activities. However populations are not considered at risk in the great lakes area.

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Great Lakes Northern Pike

Posted November 5, 2014

Northern pike prefer clear, shallow, vegetated areas of lakes and larger rivers with plenty of stumps, aquatic vegetation, or other cover. The habitat preference means streams or, a less thought of water body, ditches house these pike fish. Northern Pike use roadside ditches as spawning sites.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park

Posted November 5, 2014

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is the only National Park Service area containing a buffer zone. The buffer zone was created to sustain the yield timber harvest and protect the watershed. […]

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Isle Royale National Park

Posted October 29, 2014

Isle Royale is one of the most isolated and least visited of our nation’s National Parks, to reach this Michigan’s upper peninsula park requires a ferry ride.

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Great Lakes Muskellunge (Musky)

Posted October 29, 2014

Residing in the St Lawrence & Great Lakes region on both sides of the border; as well musky are in pockets as far south as Tennessee and far north as Hudson Bay basin.

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