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March 23, 2020
First rite of spring, Brule River trout opener is Saturday
Finally, there’s a moral, even public health reason for steelheaders to remain at least six feet apart on the Wisconsin Bois Brule River trout...
March 23, 2020 - 6:00am
March 17, 2020
Mille Lacs walleye off limits in July; catch-and-release rest of summer
Walleye angling on Mille Lacs Lake will be catch-and-release only for this year’s open-water season, with the exception of July, when walleye...
March 17, 2020 - 3:49pm
Brad Dokken column: Nature can be a source of comfort during uncertain times
It’s been a depressing week. From the coronavirus pandemic to plummeting financial markets and all of the other fallout that’s occurred,...
March 17, 2020 - 6:00am
March 15, 2020
TV fishing legend Babe Winkelman files for bankruptcy
A nationally famous fishing television show host and one of Minnesota's most iconic outdoorsmen has run into an upstream financial battle in...
March 15, 2020 - 6:00am
March 9, 2020
New North Dakota fishing regulations take effect April 1; new licenses also required April 1
GRAND FORKS -- Changes in fish-packaging regulations and a darkhouse spearing ban on Lake Ashtabula and Whitman Dam northeast of Michigan, N.D.,...
March 9, 2020 - 2:21pm
Lead fishing tackle, ammunition bills gaining traction in Minnesota Legislature
DULUTH, Minn. — Lawmakers at the Capitol in St. Paul have introduced multiple bills this session to get the lead out of Minnesota fishing tackle...
March 9, 2020 - 6:30am
March 8, 2020
Fishing class is in session
NASHWAUK, Minn. — In one corner of Luke Adam’s classroom in the high school here, under the whiteboard usually reserved for math problems...
March 8, 2020 - 6:30am
March 1, 2020
Northern Minnesota spottail shiner trappers on Upper Red and Winnie dodge a bullet over DNR gear restrictions in zebra mussel-infested waters
WASKISH, Minn. -- Jonny Petrowske admits he was worried. That’s to be expected when you’re a minnow trapper, and about 65% of your annual...
March 1, 2020 - 8:10am
February 21, 2020
Globetrotting angler after giant Tazin Lake trout this summer
Dave Goldberg has fished all over the world, literally, so when he picks out a destination for an annual summer trip to the far north, it’s...
February 21, 2020 - 4:09pm
February 19, 2020
After hellish ice fishing season, Minnesota resorts say they need help
LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH, Minn. -- It’s been a brutal ice fishing season across much of northern Minnesota. The snow came too early and too heavy....
February 19, 2020 - 11:37am
February 16, 2020
Bigger bluegills, better access among Minnesota DNR fisheries chief's top goals
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Opening up more shoreline fishing opportunities in Greater Minnesota and moving the Quality Bluegill Initiative forward...
February 16, 2020 - 1:00am
February 13, 2020
McFeely: Cheers to the Minnesota DNR's big bluegill initiative, with hope of more to come
FARGO — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a favorite punching bag for those who don't get everything they want all the time, is...
February 13, 2020 - 6:00am
February 11, 2020
Effort aims to persuade Minnesota anglers to go lead-free for loons
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- This summer, Minnesota’s beloved state bird will be at the center of a new public awareness campaign aimed at anglers...
February 11, 2020 - 1:11pm
February 10, 2020
Bemidji angler is first at Ice Castle Classic, but New London angler the bigger winner
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Matt Pipp of Bemidji caught the biggest fish and won $10,000 for it at the seventh annual Ice Castle Classic ice fishing...
February 10, 2020 - 5:46pm
February 9, 2020
Brad Dokken column: Readers share thoughts on high Lake of the Woods fishing pressure
I wasn’t sure how my Sunday, Feb. 2, column about the extensive fishing pressure occurring this winter -- and indeed most winters -- on Lake...
February 9, 2020 - 8:30am