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PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
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December 15, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Ice keeps forming on area lakes
Bitterly cold temperatures this past week had lakes in the Bemidji area busy making ice. The temperatures may not reach above zero this entire...
December 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
December 8, 2016
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
GRAND FORKS — Mother Nature is playing it cruel instead of cool with ice fishing fanatics again this year, and it looks as if the popular winter...
December 8, 2016 - 9:36pm
December 2, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
December has arrived, but there is still no ice on Bemidji-area lakes. It was an unusual weather week -- a couple of days with late November rains that melted most of the ice and accumulated snow on the ground. Then the rain turned back to snow and covered the ground again. The unseasonably...
December 2, 2016 - 8:02am
November 17, 2016
DNR sets winter walleye limits for Upper Red Lake
RED LAKE -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday it will allow anglers in Upper Red Lake to keep three walleye, but only one of them may be longer than 17 inches. The regulations, effective Dec. 1, are the same that were in place during last winter's fishing season....
November 17, 2016 - 8:56pm
November 11, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm temps lead to extra fishing time
BEMIDJI -- The first weekend of the rifle deer season in Minnesota was one of the warmest in memory for many deer hunters in the Bemidji area. The warmer weather is expected to continue into next week, with temperatures in the 50s predicted for this weekend. The unseasonably warm...
November 11, 2016 - 7:06am
November 3, 2016
DNR announces Mille Lacs winter fishing regulations
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced that winter walleye regulations will allow anglers to keep one walleye between 19 and 21 inches or one longer than 28 inches. The 2016-17 winter regulation continues last winter's one-fish limit but moves the harvest...
November 3, 2016 - 1:14pm
October 31, 2016
State record white bass caught in Minnesota metro lake
ST. PAUL -- Angler Kanchic Yang of St. Paul has caught the state record by weight white bass -- and he didn’t have to travel to lake country....
October 31, 2016 - 4:59pm
October 28, 2016
NELSON COLUMN: Mild weather keeps anglers on the water
There is only one more week before the Minnesota Rifle Deer Season begins. The season opens in most of Minnesota on Nov. 5. Until then, there are still quite a few anglers on the lakes in the Bemidji area because of the mild weather. Most have been targeting walleyes, muskies or...
October 28, 2016 - 6:30am
October 20, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
BEMIDJI—Lakes in the Bemidji area cooled a little slower this past week, with most lakes still having surface water temperatures around 50 degrees. This gives the lakes about 10 more degrees to cool before the lakes are ready to freeze. The water under the ice during the winter...
October 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 6, 2016
Volunteers needed for DNR fish work groups
ST. PAUL -- Volunteers can apply to join one of five citizen-agency work groups that will discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish. There will be individual work groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one that will focus on both northern pike...
October 6, 2016 - 9:50pm
Proposed rule changes to northern pike fishing
ST. PAUL -- New regulations for those who want to help manage northern pike in Minnesota will get another look by the public over the next month, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This follows several years of public outreach that has returned broad support...
October 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fall cool down continues on area waters
The fall cool down in the Bemidji area lakes continues as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. Most of the local lakes now have surface water temperatures in the mid-50s, so the lakes have about 15 more degrees to cool before the lakes are ready to begin freezing. The "cold...
October 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
September 29, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
Cool temperatures, strong winds and intermittent rain kept many anglers off the lakes earlier this week, but it looks like there will be better weather this weekend for those wanting to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Surface water temperatures in the lakes continue to drop,...
September 29, 2016 - 4:41pm
September 22, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed four new reports of zebra mussels in state lakes: Lake Sallie in Becker...
September 22, 2016 - 11:22am
September 16, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
The September full moon is today. There should be a few extra boats on area lakes at night this weekend, with anglers fishing for big walleyes or trophy muskies. The September and October full moon periods are considered two of the best opportunities of the year for catching big...
September 16, 2016 - 10:25am