Fishing

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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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 range, the walleyes had gone to deeper [...]

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The Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame based in Hayward, Wis., has announced that Minnesota’s own “Tackle” Terry Tuma has been named an inductee of the Hall’s 2013 class. On Aug. 13-15, the Hall’s Awards Committee met in Hayward and selected Tuma and 15 other anglers for 2013 enshrinement because of their lasting national and world [...]

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The Morrison County Fishing League banquet will be held Wednesday at the Royalton American Legion. The evening begins at 4 p.m. with happy hour and a steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places as well as for the largest fish for each species. All [...]

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From the 1940s to today, fishing has been one of the feature attractions of the Lakes Area. Even before that fishing was an important piece of the native culture in the area. Local legend Ray Gildow will present “From Nets to Night Crawlers: The Changing Face of Fishing in the Lakes Area” at 7 p.m., [...]

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The Royalton Sportsmen’s Club will host its 10th annual rough fish contest at the Royalton Sportsmen Park on the Mississippi River west of Royalton on County Road 26 (Nature Road). The event will take place Saturday, June 9. The contest starts at noon and ends at 3 p.m., when prizes will be awarded. The contest [...]

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All women invited to join for fishing, friendship and helping others By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com    More than one-third of Minnesota is represented by members in Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM), which is celebrating 35 years of friendship, fun and teaching the joy of fishing. Members of WAM live in 30 of Minnesota’s 87 counties, [...]

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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources Lakeshore property owners are reminded that removal of aquatic plants from Minnesota lakes may require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR staff members who issue permits for aquatic plant removal can help lakeshore owners avoid harming the lake or river near their home, said [...]

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By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com The idea has been around for a few years, but Bill Boser, Little Falls, has taken the idea to a new level. He has taken the concept of bait from a vending machine and perfected the process. His newly created business is Northwood’s 24Hr Bait and Tackle. “This is [...]

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