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Pine to Palm
August 17, 2012
Be ready to adapt, as change is in the air -- and the water
I look for experiences of the previous weeks fishing to stimulate topics to write about that I hope can be helpful to other anglers. Some weeks, the boat discussions or the experiences make picking a topic obvious. Other weeks, it may be subtle reminders that stimulate an idea or...
August 17, 2012 - 12:28pm
August 10, 2012
Keeping things cool is better for the fish
It seems we may finally be over this hot weather cycle we have been contending with for so long. The water temperatures have started to cool thanks to the recent cold front, the cooler nights, and the shorter daylight hours. All over our state, communities have been dealing with...
August 10, 2012 - 4:22pm
August 3, 2012
The little details can help you land more fish
Most of us that love to fish also like to improve as "catchers." Fishing is fun, but catching fish is even more fun. I have noticed that the days I am more focused and pay attention to little details are the days that I do more catching. We all know the importance of paying attention...
August 3, 2012 - 10:22am
July 27, 2012
Learn to fish the weeds to bring in more
Thirty five years ago a couple of buddies and I made a camping and fishing trip to Turtle Lake just north of Bemidji. We ended up making that annual trip for several years. We planned at that time that we would probably make that trip together every year for the rest of our lives....
July 27, 2012 - 3:49pm
July 20, 2012
Pay attention to Minnesota's AIS laws
I know most of the avid anglers and boaters are already aware of the increase in fines that went into effect after the 15th of July, so I am writing about this so the other part time anglers and boaters are aware of the change. The fines on all AIS violations will double. As an example,...
July 20, 2012 - 2:52pm
July 13, 2012
Artificial bait popularity has exploded in recent years
Artificial lures have been used ever since humans have been trying to catch fish. We don't need to carve out bone or hammer out bronze to make a lure anymore. The manufacturing of artificial baits for fishing brings out new inventors and new lures every year. It is hard to keep up...
July 13, 2012 - 12:13pm
July 6, 2012
Set a good example for other anglers to follow
I try to write this column with the idea of imparting some helpful information about fishing, or at least stimulating thinking about this great lifetime sport. This week I feel compelled to write about things to think about regarding fishing and boating. I know I may be "preaching...
July 6, 2012 - 12:28pm
Practice good etiquette at the boat launch
Now that the open water season will be getting into full swing it is time to mention again the importance of good etiquette at the boat ramps. I am reminded of this, as I was on the water this week at Rainy River, and noticed how many experienced anglers still have poor habits at...
April 6, 2012 - 12:19pm
March 30, 2012
Get out on the lake for early season crappies
This is the earliest ice out I can ever remember. This means we will have many opportunities for pan fish outings before the walleye and northern pike "opener." This year's opening date for walleyes and northern pike is May 12. Bass fishing will open May 26, and Muskie will open June...
March 30, 2012 - 3:26pm
March 23, 2012
Get ready for open water fishing
What a spring! When was the last time you can remember no snow and open water by the 1st of April? It is hard to remember when I have seen the ice conditions deteriorate as rapidly as we have experienced over the last week to ten days. It is time to get all your spring chores done...
March 23, 2012 - 2:48pm
February 24, 2012
The end of the ice fishing season is here
I probably should have included the reminder about fish closing dates in my article last week when I also talked about fish house removal dates. Oh well, I am still not too late to get the message out for the few that may not know, or get confused about the opening and closing dates....
February 24, 2012 - 1:31pm
February 17, 2012
Get rid of ice chunks, garbage when removing fish houses
Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed a few issues on several different lakes that need to be discussed. The issues are about safety and consideration for others. One concern is how many piles and/or blocks of ice I have seen just left on the ice. The blocks are usually left...
February 17, 2012 - 4:05pm
February 10, 2012
Plan a fishing trip for great open water action
As we get into February now you will have a chance to fish all the area fishing derbies. It won't be long after they are done and we will be into March. This can be time to consider all the options that are available to you for fishing in March and April. Depending on weather and...
February 10, 2012 - 3:40pm
February 3, 2012
Find another fishing-related hobby to get you through
I am aware that some read this article on a regular basis and aren't into ice fishing get bored with me from December until about April. This week is for you. You are the hardcore open water fishermen. You probably get impatient for the winter to get over so the lakes become liquid...
February 3, 2012 - 3:58pm
January 27, 2012
Portable fish houses offer mobility, ability to chase the bite
The DNR's Hutchinson Fisheries Management Area personnel conduct a fish house numbers survey the first two weeks of January every year. They have been doing this for 35 years. The survey covers seven counties and a total of 59 lakes. This year set the record for the fewest number...
January 27, 2012 - 4:00pm