With weather conditions stabilizing following a turbulent spring, largemouth bass are moving shallow in earnest, feeding aggressively prior to constructing nests for spawning as the water temperature rises above 60 F.
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.
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.
Dave Orrick, St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 09, 2015
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Water Resource Enforcement Officer Larry Hanson was in Worthington Tuesday to train Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s law enforcement students on an aquatic invasive species response program.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources official says a significant drop in the Mille Lacs Lake walleye population is “the most challenging and complex problem” he has faced in more than 30 years with the department.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is launching a “geocaching adventure” on Earth Day.
Named “The Call of the Wildflowers,” the treasure hunt will take place in all state parks and recreation areas except St. Croix Islands, DNR spokeswoman Amy Barrett said.
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