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August 11, 2010
Northern pike rule proposed
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment and holding two public meetings on a proposal that would require anglers on Sallie and Melissa lakes in Becker County to release all northern pike 24-36 inches in length. The 24-inch limit would be replaced with...
August 11, 2010 - 9:35am
Dog Days could be best summer fishing
Ah yes, the "Dog Days" of summer. Some look at this period of angling instability as an easy scapegoat for poor fishing. During a season like this, where the predictable patterns that typically accompany an average year are unreliable, the "Dog Days" may prove to be some of the best...
August 11, 2010 - 9:32am
February 8, 2010
Group trying to improve Mississippi River quality
A citizen advisory group and the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District are trying to educate the public about the Mississippi River, at least the nearby part of it. They held a public open house last week, calling it "Mississippi Makeover," to educate and gather support...
February 8, 2010 - 8:35am
October 9, 2009
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Boat Launch dredging rescheduled for Oct. 12
The boat launch at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park will be dredged Monday, Oct. 12. The dredging was formerly scheduled for Oct. 19, but has been rescheduled for Oct. 12. The dredging activities may cause the launch to close for short periods of time or create delays for boaters. For...
October 9, 2009 - 3:48pm
October 1, 2009
Two boat launches to be closed in October
The boat launch at Lake Elmo Park Reserve will be closed Oct. 12 through Oct. 18 for repairs and upgrades, according to a press release. It will re-open Monday, Oct. 19. The boat launch at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park will be dredged Monday, Oct. 19, which will cause the launch...
October 1, 2009 - 9:24am
August 5, 2009
Proposed pier location has issues, Corps says
A Mississippi River fishing pier at the end of Newport's Sixth Street being pushed for by the city's mayor would likely meet resistance from...
August 5, 2009 - 7:49am
May 31, 2009
Snail changes rules for infested lake near Deer River, Minn.
Snail changes rules for infested Winnie near Deer River, Minn. Anglers and boaters must adhere to stricter rules on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River because the lake has been designated "infested waters" under state regulations. The infested-waters designation was made May 7...
May 31, 2009 - 4:28pm
May 27, 2009
Duluth angler catches giant trout on Lake Superior
A longtime Lake Superior troller has caught what is believed to be the largest "lean" lake trout taken at the Duluth end of Lake Superior. Fishing...
May 27, 2009 - 8:08am
State walleye record still untouchable after 30 years
After almost 30 years, LeRoy Chiovitte's state walleye record remains untouchable. Chiovitte, of Hermantown, caught his 17-pound, 8-ounce state...
April 27, 2009 - 11:07am
April 13, 2009
Kamloops attract anglers to the North Shore
ON LAKE SUPERIOR, NEAR THE FRENCH RIVER -- The big rainbow had put up a strong fight, but now Tom Hultquist thought maybe he had lost it. Duluth's...
April 13, 2009 - 3:14pm
February 16, 2009
Into the BWCAW by dog team
ELY -- We had thought it was a lake trout trip, but the first walleye changed our mind. Hey, we could be flexible. Lake trout? Walleyes? Who's...
February 16, 2009 - 12:00am
January 19, 2009
Tight budget crimps DNR wildlife programs
On windless days in early spring, Tom Rusch is sometimes faced with a choice. Does he run a ruffed grouse drumming survey, or does he do a prescribed...
January 19, 2009 - 12:00am
January 5, 2009
New angles on Northland ice-fishing traditions
Ice and anglers; friends and family; new experiences and passing on traditions -- combinations that go well together. On a recent day, Brian...
January 5, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
Ice fishermen find new use for cordless electric drills
Ice fishermen brave winter weather with much preparation to stay safe. Several factors affect the relative safety of ice, like temperature, snow cover and currents.
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Rough or flashy, former Minnesotan writes definitive fish book
It's a fair question: Why is a Montana guy writing about Minnesota fish? But there's a fairly logical answer. Tom Dickson, editor of "Montana Outdoors" magazine, was a public information officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 14 years before moving to Helena,...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am