But Kamloops rainbow fishing not as good DULUTH, Minn. -- Steelhead anglers on Minnesota's North Shore enjoyed some banner steelhead fishing days this spring. Returns of spawning steelhead to the Department of Natural Resources' Knife River fish trap indicate it was a record year for wild steelhead returns since the trap began operating in 1996.
As state fishing season opens, bass leaping from walleye’s shadow New regulations allow largemouth and smallmouth bass to be targeted Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Bass in Minnesota have long lived in the shadow of the walleye, the official state fish. But on Saturday, the celebrated opening day for walleye — the quarry of Gov. Mark Dayton, political leaders and the bulk of perhaps half a million other Minnesotans who will go fishing — largemouth and smallmouth bass will share the spotlight as well.
WATSON, Minn. -- Win Mitchell has been duck hunting on Marsh Lake since 1966 and recalls the days when it was referred to as a duck hunting “mecca,’’ one of the state’s premier destinations.RELATED CONTENT
DRAYTON, N.D.--Brad Durick watched the screen of his Humminbird Onix 10 depthfinder and saw just enough change in the bottom of the river to convince him to drop the anchor. It wasn't much--a small midriver hole that dropped into about 10 feet of water--but the Grand Forks catfish guide was fishing a stretch of the Red known for its subtleties.RELATED CONTENT
Conservation officer led many investigations into fish and game poachings MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- It was his mother who put in the effort that made the difference, her blunders included.RELATED CONTENT
Early spring means anglers can expect a more typical Minnesota walleye opener this year, but low water could present challenges. The half-million or so anglers venturing out for this year's Minnesota walleye opener will encounter a drastically different fishing scenario than they have the past two years.
LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. -- If you checked Becky Magdzas' to-do list for the past week or so, you might have found the following items: 1. Shoot a wild turkey 2. Have a baby by cesarean sectionRELATED CONTENT
Slow winter fishing on Lake of the Woods wasn't for lack of walleyes Recent assessments confirm strong walleye populations, biologist says.
LAKE OF THE WOODS -- Generally poor fishing this winter along the south shore of Lake of the Woods and a mediocre spring season on the Rainy River wasn't the result of low walleye numbers, a fisheries biologist says.RELATED CONTENT
Passing it on Each spring, veteran steelheaders with the Lake Superior Steelhead Association gather to share their skills with young anglers
ON THE KNIFE RIVER -- The Knife River plunged over a 4-foot drop in a froth of white, then cascaded down a riffle. The water rushed around the waders of Gary Siverson, 67, as he leaned in and told Trent Broderius, 14, where to cast his spawn bag.RELATED CONTENT
The Palsburg Fire in Beltrami Island State Forest destroyed more than 4,500 acres of timber and wildlife habitat in northwest Minnesota. That will mean big changes to the area's forestry resources, but the timing of the fire likely minimized the impact on local wildlife.RELATED CONTENT