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Brad Laabs column: Best lake? Best time to fish? No easy answers
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
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July 11, 2017
Some tips for successful warm-weather fishing
We have made it through the busy Fourth of July holiday with just what you expect of a Minnesota holiday weather experience. We started the weekend with a severe cold front, followed by a heat wave with scorching sun and no wind, making for flat water fishing conditions. Always following...
July 11, 2017 - 6:00am
June 27, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Not all 'keepers' should be kept
The concept of selective harvest and catch and release have been around for many years now. The idea is to help develop a sporting habit to fishing, and have anglers actively participate in a voluntary way to management of the resource. There is no problem in keeping a few for the...
June 27, 2017 - 9:05am
June 21, 2017
Column: Fishing and finances
Like most hobbies, fishing can be a drain on the finances.
June 21, 2017 - 10:43am
June 13, 2017
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Water temperatures jumped significantly this last week with the hot weather and bright sunshine. Warmer nights didn't cool the water off, and each consecutive day of the warm front raised surface temps a degree or more a day. We are now in the high 60s to low 70s all around the region....
June 13, 2017 - 6:00am
May 28, 2017
Conditions prime for nice bass bite opening weekend
This weekend is always one of the busiest of the season on area lakes. It was extremely busy on "opener" due to the low gas prices and beautiful weather. I expect the same (and more) this holiday weekend with the beautiful forecast again. The nicer weather will be welcome for fishing...
May 28, 2017 - 6:00am
May 21, 2017
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
The walleye opener in the Detroit Lakes area was a big success. Not everyone caught walleyes, but the wonderful weather and other active fish made for a great opener. My son Jake was able to join me for opening day and we were fortunate enough to find active walleyes on Ottertail...
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 13, 2017
Brad Laabs fishing column: Keep your bait fresh and alive
Now that opening weekend for walleye and northern is here, I have a couple suggestions that may be helpful (and might save you a couple bucks!) The first tip has to do with keeping bait fresh and alive. We will talk about minnows first, since in the early season, shiners, red tails,...
May 13, 2017 - 7:25pm
May 6, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Here's where to find fish on the opener
We are a week away from the "fishing opener." Along with the deer hunting opener, these are the most popular of the unofficial Minnesota holidays. With the weather we are having now and the forecast through next weekend, it is shaping up to be a very good opening weekend. The warm...
May 6, 2017 - 8:00am
April 23, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Enjoy hunting panfish until 'fishing opener' May 12
We will have several weeks of panfish action available before the May 13 "fishing opener" arrives. As of 12:01 a.m. (just after midnight Friday, May 12), the season opens for gamefish, which include walleyes and northern pike. The bass opener will be May 27 this year. As of last year,...
April 23, 2017 - 6:00am
April 19, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice is gone, get ready to launch your boat
Ice free at last, ice free at last, thank God Almighty we are ice free at last! Through the weekend there will only be a few lakes left in the area to become totally ice free, but 95 percent of all our lakes are able to float a boat now. It is early, but for some reason, it seems...
April 19, 2017 - 6:00am
April 2, 2017
Brad Laabs column: It's over - the ice is no longer safe for ice fishing
I am calling it: Ice fishing for this spring is over. With this current warm stretch, the ice has deteriorated significantly the last few days and there is no ice is safe anymore in our area.
April 2, 2017 - 6:00am
March 27, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Time to get ready for open-water fishing
We have come to the end of the ice season. There will always be a few who will push the ice season to the limit, but there's no need to do that with a soon-to-be-available open water season in our area.
March 27, 2017 - 9:48am
March 12, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
The last couple of years this time of year (as we clear fish houses off the lakes and near the end of the ice season), I have written about my frustration with the messes left on the ice. This year, our area lakes seem to have been left in better shape than the past several years....
March 12, 2017 - 5:00am
March 5, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Got the bug? Lots of fishing opportunities in the region
I made a mistake in last week's article. I was reminding anglers of all the upcoming important dates to remember including re-licensing, fish house removal, and closing of the inland gamefish angling season. I mistakenly wrote March 26 instead of February 26. Hopefully you remembered...
March 5, 2017 - 8:00am
February 25, 2017
Brad Laabs column: Ice fishing gets tricky now, but it's not over yet
The significant amount of rain we received last Sunday and Monday, along with the week or more of warm weather the week before, has deteriorated ice all over northern Minnesota. The snow cover on the lakes is gone. With the re-freeze we are getting now, conditions will be very slippery...
February 25, 2017 - 1:30pm