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February 8, 2014
Brad Laabs: Not too early to look ahead to open water season
I know we are still weeks away from the end of the ice fishing season, but it is not too early to pay attention to what is in store for us for this upcoming open water season. The ice bite can be a good lake indicator for the potential bite for the open water season. The good bite...
February 8, 2014 - 9:00am
February 1, 2014
Brad Laabs: When walleyes go away, pan fish are OK
We have arrived at the time of our ice fishing season when the walleye activity typically slows down but the pan fish activity remains steady. That is not to say you can’t catch walleyes now — you can — but the bite has changed and lacks the consistency of the earlier ice season....
February 1, 2014 - 9:00am
January 28, 2014
40 DNR officers conduct sting on Lake of the Woods
Charges are pending against an unknown number of people for illegally taking, transporting and/or possessing too many walleyes on Lake of the Woods, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported this week. In a statement issued by Chris Niskanen, DNR communications director...
January 28, 2014 - 3:32pm
January 18, 2014
Brad Laabs: Lake of the Woods, Red Lake don’t disappoint
I thought I would share about my ice fishing trip to Lake of the Woods and Red Lake from last week. On Saturday we headed out in the morning to fish of the edge of a rock pile that, for a number of years now, has consistently produced some big walleyes. This spot gives up 25-29”...
January 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
License available for rough fish removal in OTC
People interested in applying for the commercial fishing license that allows the removal of rough fish from lakes and streams in northwestern Otter Tail County should contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by Friday, Jan. 31. An application to transfer the license...
January 18, 2014 - 7:00am
January 11, 2014
Get fishing: Polar vortex helped create great ice
Ice conditions on area lakes are in excellent shape. The “polar vortex” we were in the last couple of weeks that brought frigid temperatures helped us make great ice. Some slushing that had occurred after the snow that initially followed our freeze up, has been resolved by...
January 11, 2014 - 10:00am
January 3, 2014
Brad Laabs: Introduce someone to ice fishing in 2014
Happy New year and welcome to the 2014 ice fishing season! I was in the metro area and southern Minnesota for the holidays. By the way, the weather is warmer there than we are here. Much of the conversation with some extended family, friends of extended family, friends, and acquaintances...
January 3, 2014 - 1:51pm
December 29, 2013
Brad Laabs: Appreciate last fishing year, look forward to next
Happy new year. It is hard to believe we are already at the end of 2013 and ready to get started on the 2014 fishing season. This always seems to be a time of reflection for me. I look back on the year, try and learn from my experiences, and set some goals for improvement for the...
December 29, 2013 - 10:00am
December 22, 2013
Brad Laabs: Good ice conditions, good holiday fishing
It should be a very merry Christmas holiday for ice fisherman in our region. The ice conditions are in good shape and building ice is progressing well. We have a foot or more of ice on most area lakes. Vehicle traffic is getting underway and an increasing the number of anglers getting...
December 22, 2013 - 9:00am
December 21, 2013
Watching the bobber sink
There’s something about watching a bobber sink that never gets old. I was reminded of that last weekend during a quick trip to Ballard’s...
December 21, 2013 - 9:00am
December 15, 2013
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
We are about a week away from the “shortest” day of the year. The winter solstice of Dec. 21 has the least amount of daylight hours, after that, our daylight continues to increase. That is good news for those that are already sick of winter. When it comes in hard like this with...
December 15, 2013 - 11:00am
November 24, 2013
Brad Laabs: Ice is forming on area lakes; be cautious anglers
Winter has arrived and so has the hard water season. The ice fishing has started, and this year it is it is before Thanksgiving. With the late “ice-out” and the early “ice over” this year, we had our open water season shortened by a good month. Even though it was shorter,...
November 24, 2013 - 1:00pm
Mille Lacs walleye regulation to remain the same
Walleye anglers who fish Mille Lacs Lake this winter will do so under the same bag and slot limit that has been in effect since May, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Following fish population assessments this fall, the DNR determined that maintaining...
November 24, 2013 - 7:00am
November 17, 2013
Brad Laabs: Be careful fishing the first ice of the year
I write this as a follow up from last week’s article about early ice and ice safety in general. We will continue to get lakes iced over this week. It is important to note that not all bodies of water are equal when it comes to developing ice. Just because smaller bodies of water...
November 17, 2013 - 2:00pm
November 10, 2013
Brad Laabs: Ice fishing is just around the corner; prepare now
Water temperatures have dropped to the low 40s to upper 30 degree range this last week. Ponds and small lakes have started to skim over with ice over the cold and calm nights. When this starts to happen with the smaller bodies of water, the larger lakes are usually a week to ten days...
November 10, 2013 - 3:00pm