Bait shop initiative battles aquatic invasive species on Lake Winnebago

As ice fishermen start to venture out onto parts of Lake Winnebago, a plan is in place to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The Bait Shop Initiative is using the expertise of scientists and business owners.  At Fish Tales in Oshkosh, live minnows and custom lures are in good supply.

“Anything a fisherman is going to need, we have it,” said Cory Van Vonderen, owner of Fish Tales.

Van Vonderen also gives advice.

“I keep a daily update on ice conditions. I stay on top of that. I make sure people know where the ice is safe, where it’s not safe, and also where the fish are biting,” he said.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

Fish Tales is also part of a new bait shop network spreading the word about aquatic invasive species on Lake Winnebago.



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