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July 6, 2020
Anglers drop their boat into the water at Lake Thompson on Wednesday morning in Kingsbury County. (Matt Gade / Republic)
South Dakota bait shops, boat dealers soaked up June business
16 hours 57 min ago
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Explore the unknown as an angler to find success, fun on the water
17 hours 18 min ago
July 3, 2020
A barricade remained in place Tuesday, June 30, on 72nd Avenue Northeast, the township road to Mikes Lake northeast of Penn, N.D., in the Devils Lake Basin. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with township officials, closed the road, which received heavy traffic this spring from anglers heading to Mikes Lake, to prevent further damage. (Photo/ Parker Menke, special to the Herald)
Road damage thwarts access to Mikes Lake in Devils Lake Basin
July 3, 2020 - 1:00pm
For years, zebra mussels have been slowly spreading to lakes in Minnesota, including Lake Maud in Becker County, where this photo was taken. David Samson / The Forum
Zebra mussel fears mellow for some as prevention efforts slow spread
July 3, 2020 - 6:00am
June 30, 2020
The "Fish Sticks" are Megan Peck (from left), Payton Kriewald and Erin Peck, all of Grand Forks. They took up fishing this spring as a way to get outdoors during the pandemic and are learning the ropes from YouTube and other internet sites. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald)play button
Trio of female anglers, the 'Fish Sticks,' are having fun learning a new pastime
June 30, 2020 - 6:00am
June 28, 2020
Jeff Jasperson of Duluth releases a nice brook trout on Amity Creek in Duluth. Jasperson, a biologist with the PCA, says he's surprised by how trout are hanging on in the city despite water quality issues. Jeff Jasperson photo. play button
Duluth's urban trout streams hanging on, but need help
June 28, 2020 - 10:06am
June 24, 2020
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Mike Frisch: Prime time June Walleye tactics
June 24, 2020 - 7:30am
June 23, 2020
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Mike Frisch: Prime time June Walleye tactics
June 23, 2020 - 8:00pm
June 22, 2020
Richard Anderson of Duluth reels in a nice Red Lake walleye netted by his grandson, Hayden Norris. (John Myers /
A Red Lake limit of walleyes
June 22, 2020 - 7:00am
June 21, 2020
Gregg Wollner was recently named CEO of Northland Fishing Tackle, which is headquartered in Bemidji’s Industrial Park. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
Casting into new waters: Northland Fishing Tackle hires new CEO, acquires new bait company, brings on Rapala designer
June 21, 2020 - 3:46pm
June 20, 2020
Darren Troseth, a Twin Cities catfish and sturgeon guide who has organized community-based fishing contests for more than a decade, says FishDonkey has simplified the process because the app does all the work. (Photo courtesy of Darren Troseth)
New wave in fishing tournaments: Minnesota-based FishDonkey app is a key driver in the growing popularity of 'virtual' fishing events
June 20, 2020 - 9:06am
June 18, 2020
Ten-year-old Aiden Purto fishes with his grandfather Ramón Purto at Bald Eagle Lake in White Bear Lake on Thursday, June 18. Twin Cities-area stores are reporting shortages in entry-level rods and reels, and the Minnesota DNR is seeing a large rise in the number of fishing licenses sold. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Fishing reels in new crowd: Minnesotans are fishing like crazy in the pandemic — and rods and reels are selling like toilet paper
June 18, 2020 - 9:46pm
June 16, 2020
Scott Phipps of Hatton, N.D., had reason to smile after catching this 31-inch tagged walleye Wednesday, June 10, on Creel Bay of Devils Lake. The fish had been tagged May 5, 2009, and was about 23 inches long at the time, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said. (Photo courtesy of Scott Hall)
11-year-old tag sheds light on the story of angler's 31-inch Devils Lake walleye
June 16, 2020 - 6:03pm
June 15, 2020
There are 270 campsites spread across Voyageurs National Park, like this one on Rainy Lake. But you'll need a boat, canoe or kayak to get to all of them. John Myers / Forum News Service
Back to boat camping at Voyageurs Park
June 15, 2020 - 6:00am
June 12, 2020
Wildlife photographer Bill Marchel wade fishes for largemouth bass in the Brainerd, Minn., area. Dennis Anderson / Star Tribune / TNS
Dennis Anderson: Wade fishing for bass grants a temporary reprieve from society’s turmoil
June 12, 2020 - 7:01am