Outdoors: Skamania is running wild

Photo taken via Indiana DNR Law EnforcementIndiana Conservation Officers charged two individuals for fishing with illegal methods for spearing sportfish at the Michigan City pier. The confiscated catch of eight smallmouth bass, one largemouth bass and one gizzard shad.

Anglers from a few different places caught steelhead all over during the 28th annual Skamania Mania fishing contest weighing in at Michigan City last weekend.

Visitors from four states claimed top prizes in the free event hosted by the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders. Winning steelies came from boats at Portage, Michigan City and St. Joseph, Mich. along with shore-caught beauties from Salt Creek in Valparaiso, Trail Creek in Michigan City and the St. Joseph River in Mishawaka.

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