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Severe Weather Announcements (229)
February 27, 2013
Time to take houses off area lakes
A good amount of snowfall is causing a good amount of trouble for area anglers. Snow pack and drifts on the lakes are making for a tough time...
February 27, 2013 - 12:00pm
February 22, 2013
Ice house removal dates approaching
Minnesota's ice fishing shelter removal dates are approaching. Dark houses, fish houses and portables must be off the ice of inland waters no later than midnight on March 4 in the southern two-thirds of the state and March 18 in the northern third. The March 4 removal deadline...
February 22, 2013 - 1:07pm
February 18, 2013
Duluth man catches world-record lake trout
Bruce Sederberg had caught enough big lake trout that he knew he had something special on his line that January afternoon. He had caught 15-...
February 18, 2013 - 7:57am
February 15, 2013
Fishing Lines: Start thinking about removing ice houses
Many anglers removed their permanent fish houses off the lakes before this last major storm. That was probably a wise move as getting to, and removing fish houses now will definitely be more difficult now. If you have not been back out to your fish house, you will want to get to it...
February 15, 2013 - 12:28pm
Angler in Park Rapids contest accused of cheating; he denies it
An angler was accused of cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest on February 2. "It's unfortunate," said tourney...
February 15, 2013 - 8:30am
February 14, 2013
Support is needed for 2013 governor's fishing opener
The 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener in Park Rapids is approaching faster than you might think. Currently, committee members are looking for four varying levels of support. First, the group has been promoting the sale of raffle tickets to win one of two prizes, each of which will...
February 14, 2013 - 8:43am
February 8, 2013
Shakespeare reels: 'Built like a watch'
Our title this week implies we will be discussing a Timex watch. That's not the case. The phrase, "Built Like A Watch," was an advertising slogan...
February 8, 2013 - 3:22pm
February 1, 2013
Lake of the walleyes -- fishing tales from Lake of the Woods
BAUDETTE, Minn. -- In the darkness just before dawn, a ribbon of red taillights hovered over the frozen skin of Lake of the Woods. Like city...
February 1, 2013 - 2:40pm
Fishing Lines: Ice fishing out of the van brings back memories
In following up with the last couple of weeks' articles, I have another date for you to put on your calendar. The Osage Sportsman Club will be having their annual fishing derby on Straight Lake (on the Millpond right off hwy 34) on Feb. 24. They have been hosting this derby for 40...
February 1, 2013 - 2:39pm
January 25, 2013
Fishing Lines: The area fishing derby season starts next weekend
Last week, you were able to put dates on the calendar to attend some of the boat and marine shows. As promised, I have some additional dates to put on your calendar. These are dates for several ice-fishing events. I am only listing a few of the many ice-fishing derbies that are held...
January 25, 2013 - 1:55pm
January 18, 2013
Fishing Lines - More people enjoying ice fishing than ever this winter
Ice conditions in our area are in excellent shape. The small amount of snow and the cold conditions have made for quality ice conditions. Most lakes in our area have about 20 inches and are safe for vehicle traffic. The small amount of snow cover has also been good for ATV travel,...
January 18, 2013 - 4:11pm
January 11, 2013
Fishing Lines - Learn to find fish on your own, don't just follow others
For most anglers, catching fish is not much of a problem. It is locating the fish to catch that gets to be the big challenge. If we are "on fish," most of us will catch them. Some ice anglers have a knack for consistency. Most of the time these successful fisherman that have put...
January 11, 2013 - 10:56am
Red Lake opens four trout lakes to nontribal ice fishing
Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minn. -- A glance at our surroundings might have suggested we were fishing somewhere in the Boundary Waters Canoe...
January 11, 2013 - 10:55am
January 4, 2013
Fishing Lines - Use fishing electronics to your advantage
By all reports, the ice fishing bite in the area has been excellent over the holidays and into the New Year. After a one-day fall off the fiscal cliff, I was worried about all of us being able to afford to continue to fish. As it turns out, they sky isn't really falling and life goes...
January 4, 2013 - 3:25pm
Johnson reels were made to fish
One of the first reels I owned was a Johnson Century closed face reel. I grew up only twelve miles from the Johnson reel factory in Mankato....
January 4, 2013 - 3:23pm