From fly-casting for brook trout in the Driftless Area to trolling for salmon in the Great Lakes, tremendous sportfishing opportunities abound in the Upper Midwest.
However, changes in fisheries management and other efforts, including access restrictions, may significantly affect angling opportunities in the region.
This is of major concern to the region’s 9.5 million anglers, who, through their passion for the sport, support $20 billion in economic activity and provide the backbone for fisheries conservation through the purchase of fishing licenses and the excise tax on sportfishing equipment.
Please read more to learn about the current threats to sportfishing in the Upper Midwest and to take action to protect your right to fish.
- Help the Recovery of Hurricane Sandy Victims
- Army Corps of Engineers Proposal Will Lock Anglers Out
- You Did It! Billfish Conservation Act signed into Law
- Budget Law Will Freeze Allocation of Sport Fish Restoration Funds
- Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 Runs Out of Congressional Time
- Improving Fisheries Habitat on a Grand Scale
- Improving Federal Marine Fisheries Management
- Managing Our Oceans and the Great Lakes
- Ethanol Damage to Motorboat Engines
- Efforts to Ban Lead in Fishing Tackle