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August 9, 2016
Walleye quota reached on Mille Lacs, but catch-and-release season will stay open
The most recent Mille Lacs Lake walleye harvest estimate indicates that anglers have surpassed the state's 2016 walleye quota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state, however, will not close the catch-and-release walleye season at this time, DNR officials...
August 9, 2016 - 2:08pm
August 4, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Where and how to catch walleyes
Anglers are finding walleyes in many lakes have moved back into less than 15 feet of water as surface water temperatures in the lakes reach the upper 70s. Walleyes like to feed on a mixture of prey whenever possible. Most walleyes in the Bemidji area have perch as a staple in their...
August 4, 2016 - 5:23pm
July 25, 2016
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan’s great Tazin Lake...
July 25, 2016 - 4:58pm
July 11, 2016
Hawley man sets state muskie record
PELICAN LAKE, Minn. -- A Hawley man has set the record for a catch and release muskie while fishing in Pelican Lake in Otter Tail County. Andrew...
July 11, 2016 - 2:53pm
June 30, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Busy weekend ahead for area lakes
The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest on the lakes in the Bemidji area. Anglers will be sharing the lakes with pleasure crafts of all kinds this weekend, especially if the weather cooperates. Surface water temperatures in the lakes finally exceeded 70 degrees this week....
June 30, 2016 - 10:28pm
June 23, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
The summer solstice means these are the longest days of the year. The long days give the fish plenty of time to feed, so they don’t need to feed when the conditions are not favorable for whatever skills they use to catch their prey. The most efficient approach is for fish to rest...
June 23, 2016 - 7:34pm
June 16, 2016
Final results from the Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic
BEMIDJI -- Here are the results from organizers of the Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic, held June 11 on Lake Bemidji and Lake Irvine: 1....
June 16, 2016 - 7:29pm
June 8, 2016
Although conflicts evident at Mille Lacs Fisheries meeting, discussion with tribes productive
ISLE, Minn. -- A four-hour meeting of the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee was one of the most tense in the group's eight-month history,...
June 8, 2016 - 9:44am
June 2, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Get excited: Muskie season opens Saturday
Surface water temperatures in most of the Bemidji area are now in the low-to-mid 60s, with most species of fish done spawning, including spottail shiners. Spottail shiners can only be trapped in the spring when they are in shallow water to spawn. Once they are done spawning, spottail...
June 2, 2016 - 11:06pm
May 27, 2016
Fishing trip to Burntside Lake near Ely, Minn., offers lake trout rendezvous
ELY, Minn.—It took all of about 15 seconds for things to get exciting Tuesday morning. "Someone want to get that?" Steve Foss asked as the...
May 27, 2016 - 5:03pm
May 26, 2016
Hendricks, Nelson win Gary Newell tournament
BEMIDJI -- There were 67 boats entered in the Gary Newell Memorial Fishing Tournament on May 21. The first place winners of the tournament were...
May 26, 2016 - 6:24pm
May 19, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
The 2016 Minnesota Fishing Opener was about as cold and windy as most anglers could stand. Sunday was considerably better heat wise, but the wind was still plenty strong from a slightly different direction. Surface water temperatures were as high as 62 degrees in some lakes less than...
May 19, 2016 - 10:50pm
May 14, 2016
PHOTO GALLERY: Bemidji anglers greeted with cold front for Minnesota fishing opener
May 14, 2016 - 5:15pm
May 13, 2016
A milestone for Red Lake: 10 years of walleye fishing in state and tribal waters (with video)
RED LAKE AND WASKISH, Minn. -- Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red lakes in 1997, but the fisheries...
May 13, 2016 - 10:04am
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for area anglers to make the most out of opener
Minnesota makes a bigger deal about the fishing opener than almost any other state in the country. Many states don’t have a closed season for fishing, so there is no such thing as a fishing opener in many states. Hunting, fishing and the harvesting of wild game are part of the culture...
May 13, 2016 - 9:45am