Fishing

No matter the temperatures, the fish are there and they are hungry By Tina Snell, Staff Writer There are lots of variables when going fishing on a normal day. But for opener of fishing, the first big day of the season for avid fishermen and women, there are even more. The temperature of the water can [...]

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The Richardson Township Lakes Area Lions Club will hold its 15th annual youth fishing derby Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Platte Lake public access on Sullivan and Platte lakes. A special contest will be held for children under 15. Those interested may register Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Platte Lake Public Access or contact Gerald [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor Cullin Carter and Mac Gruber didn’t catch any muskies. They didn’t need to. In blustery weather conditions, the Pierz duo used a 33-inch Northern to catch a share of the state title at the Minnesota State High School muskie fishing tournament at Lake Alexander near Randall, June 28. Ten teams [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources Angling – 24-hour (r), $10 Angling – 72-hour (r), $12 Angling – three-year individual (r), $63 Angling – combination (husband wife) (r), $35 Angling – dark house rental (r), $30 Angling – dark house shelter (r), $15 Angling – individual (r), $22 Angling – military, no fee Angling [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   • Bowfishing, May 1, 2013 through Feb. 23, 2014.   • Walleye, sauger, northern pike – 2013 season, Saturday, May 11 through Feb. 23, 2014.   • Lake Trout (summer) 2013 season, from Saturday, May 11 through Monday, Sept. 30.   • Stream Trout in lakes – [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Regulations that will limit the harvest of walleye and potentially increase the harvest of northern pike and smallmouth bass will be implemented on Mille Lacs Lake this spring as part of a multi-year effort to rebuild the lake’s legendary walleye population. With the opening of walleye season, [...]

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By PATRICK SLACK Staff Writer patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Although it could certainly change at a moment’s notice, it appears that the seemingly never-ending winter weather will have finally faded by the time the state fishing opener rolls around. However, the drawn-out cold weather and delayed ice-melt will have a noticeable impact on which types of fish are [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   New analysis for Asian carp DNA in water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers showed little evidence of bighead and silver carp, researchers announced recently. The joint effort by scientists from the new Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota (MAISRC), [...]

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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com  Don Lapos has spent most of his 88 years fishing whenever he had the chance. “My parents took us fishing mostly on Lake Beauty since I was 5 years old,” he said. “We rented a flat-bottom boat for 50 cents a day. I was afraid I was going to [...]

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