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March 23, 2020
Conditions should be good for the 2020 Brule River trout fishing opener on Saturday, March 28.  File / Forum News Service
First rite of spring, Brule River trout opener is Saturday
March 23, 2020 - 6:00am
March 17, 2020
Anglers on Lake Mille Lacs this summer will not be able to keep any walleyes, and walleye angling will be closed altogether in July. (File / News Tribune)
Mille Lacs walleye off limits in July; catch-and-release rest of summer
March 17, 2020 - 3:49pm
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken column: Nature can be a source of comfort during uncertain times
March 17, 2020 - 6:00am
March 15, 2020
Legendary TV fisherman Babe Winkelman.  Babe Winkelman Productions photo.
TV fishing legend Babe Winkelman files for bankruptcy
March 15, 2020 - 6:00am
March 9, 2020
North Dakota's 2020-22 Fishing Guide takes effect Wednesday, April 1, and remains in effect through March 31, 2022. (Photo/ North Dakota Game and Fish Department)
New North Dakota fishing regulations take effect April 1; new licenses also required April 1
March 9, 2020 - 2:21pm
Mike Billington, the education program manager at the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center, handles 22-year-old bald eagle Maxime at a legislative hearing in St. Paul's State Office Building on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
Lead fishing tackle, ammunition bills gaining traction in Minnesota Legislature
March 9, 2020 - 6:30am
March 8, 2020
Alex 'Bubba' Milstead gets a little help from teacher Luke Adam while spooling a reel in Spartan Angling fishing class Tuesday, March 3, at Nashwauk-Keewatin High School. (Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com)
Fishing class is in session
March 8, 2020 - 6:30am
March 1, 2020
A hard-sided trap used to catch spottail shiners is set near a shoreline on Upper Red Lake in May 2018. (Photo courtesy of Jonny Petrowske)
Northern Minnesota spottail shiner trappers on Upper Red and Winnie dodge a bullet over DNR gear restrictions in zebra mussel-infested waters
March 1, 2020 - 8:10am
February 21, 2020
Barry Prall, one of the owners of Tazin Lake Lodge in far northern Saskatchewan, holds a lake trout estimated at over 50 pounds caught last summer. Dave Goldberg of Duluth is heading to Tazin Lake this summer hoping to catch similar sized fish. (Photo courtesy Tazin Lake Lodge)
Globetrotting angler after giant Tazin Lake trout this summer
February 21, 2020 - 4:09pm
February 19, 2020
In mid-February, Rick Leonhardt can still crack through pools of slush along his ice road on Lake Winnibigoshish. John Enger | MPR News
After hellish ice fishing season, Minnesota resorts say they need help
February 19, 2020 - 11:37am
February 16, 2020
The DNR is aiming to launch a Quality Bluegill Initiative to improve the opportunities for larger bluegills. Fisheries Chief Brad Parsons said special regulations will be proposed for about 100 lakes identified as having the potential to produce big bluegills. Nolan Cinco holds up his catch of bluegills in this West Central Tribune file photo. 
West Central Tribune file photo
Bigger bluegills, better access among Minnesota DNR fisheries chief's top goals
February 16, 2020 - 1:00am
February 13, 2020
The Minnesota DNR is proposing special regulations that would lower bag limits on bluegills on some lakes in an effort to produce bigger sunfish in many waters around the state. These special regulation proposals currently include five lakes within the Glenwood Area DNR's work area and could include almost two dozen lakes in Otter Tail County. Forum News Service file photo
McFeely: Cheers to the Minnesota DNR's big bluegill initiative, with hope of more to come
February 13, 2020 - 6:00am
February 11, 2020
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is planning to launch a new program focused on encouraging anglers to voluntarily switch to lead-free fishing tackle as a way to help save the common loon. Evan Frost | MPR News
Effort aims to persuade Minnesota anglers to go lead-free for loons
February 11, 2020 - 1:11pm
February 10, 2020
Matt Pipp of Bemidji holds the 5.85 pound northern pike that won him first place and $10,000 in the seventh annual Ice Castle Classic ice fishing tournament on Lac qui Parle Lake on Saturday. 
Courtesy photo
Bemidji angler is first at Ice Castle Classic, but New London angler the bigger winner
February 10, 2020 - 5:46pm
February 9, 2020
Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken column: Readers share thoughts on high Lake of the Woods fishing pressure
February 9, 2020 - 8:30am
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