ALBERT LEA, Minn. — At the celebratory dinner for the 2019 Governor's Fishing Opener, Gov. Tim Walz announced that next year's event will be held May 7-10 in Otter Tail County. Thumper Pond Resort near Otter Tail Lake will serve as event headquarters. "Otter Tail County offers terrific fishing," Gov. Walz said. "I'm excited to kick off the summer fishing season in central Minnesota and I can't wait to get out on the lake."
Introduction to ice fishing Tettegouche State Park will host a free ice fishing orientation on Lax Lake. Participants will target panfish and pike, and all equipment, bait and hot beverages will be provided by the park. The DNR advises attendees to dress for the weather and bring their own water, snacks and fishing licenses. Ice conditions might be safe for driving, but participants should plan to park at the boat landing and walk the short distance to the fishing area. Location : Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay Date : Saturday, Jan. 12
The firearms deer season has come and gone and the muzzleloader season just wrapped up. But if you're still carrying an unpunched archery tag, there's still time. Brent Beimert is the owner of Beimert Outdoors, an archery pro shop in Brainerd. He's been an avid bowhunter for 30 years, and has hunted his way across the Midwest. He hunts in multiple states from September through December, but believes the last few weeks of the season provide an overlooked opportunity for hardy bowhunters.