Fishing
By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor [email protected] The eighth annual “Fishing With the Pros” event was again a smashing success for the Minnesota Fishing Museum and Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota, April 17. More than 20 pro anglers, guides and fishing media personalities were in attendan...Read More
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Forster wants to experience rugged wild By ERIC BEUNING Correspondent In August 2012, Charles Forster and his wife, Ellie, moved to Minnesota from Great Britain. “We wanted to experience the American lifestyle and all its freedoms,” he said. “The great outdoors was also a major attraction for ...Read More
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For the seventh time, some of the top fishing pros, guides and personalities around descended upon Little Falls for the annual Fishing with the Pros Fundraiser, April 11. The event is put on by the Minnesota Fishing Museum and offers a rare chance to interact with some of the top figures the fishing...Read More
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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 c...Read More
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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 Publ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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....Read More
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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 wall...Read More
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By PATRICK SLACK Staff Writer [email protected] 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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer [email protected]  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 go...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Brian Zapzalka and 8-year-old Tucker Hedin, both of Swanville, are fishing buddies and both are looking forward to another season of fishing. “This year I predict the opener will be great,” said Zapzalka. “Last year on fishing opener, the water was in the 60-degree...Read More
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