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August 27, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
We are losing almost three minutes of daylight every day, as the days grow shorter with fall approaching. The later the sun gets up, the more noticeable it becomes, especially for those who are accustomed to getting up early. The roller coaster weather continues, with cold temperatures...
August 27, 2015 - 4:04pm
August 20, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
The roller coaster weather in the Bemidji area continues. Last week had the hottest temperatures so far this summer, with several days of highs in the 90s. The extended forecast for this weekend and next week predicts highs anywhere from the upper 50s to the low 80s, so the ride...
August 20, 2015 - 10:59pm
August 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Night fishing can be a good option
The weather this past week was some of the hottest of the summer in the Bemidji area. Next week appears to return to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. Surface water temperatures in the lakes dropped near 70 degrees last week, but the hot weather this week was...
August 13, 2015 - 10:29pm
July 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Lake Bemidji has really greened up this past week with a significant algae bloom, so we have reached the part of the season often referred to as the “dog days” of summer. Surface water temperatures have soared into the mid 70s, with more hot weather in the forecast. There hasn’t...
July 23, 2015 - 11:13pm
July 21, 2015
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
TOWER, Minn. -- Spiny waterfleas have been confirmed in Lake Vermilion, one of Minnesota’s most scenic lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. Anglers reported suspected spiny waterfleas to DNR staff and supplied a specimen to the DNR fisheries...
July 21, 2015 - 8:59am
June 18, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye patterns vary from lake to lake
A cool week in the Bemidji area kept surface water temperatures in the mid to high 60s, which will extend the shallow walleye bite in many lakes. Walleyes have been spreading out into the lakes ever since the spottail shiners finished spawning and backed out of the shallows. The...
June 18, 2015 - 4:28pm
June 7, 2015
Small water, big fun: Red Lake serves up fast action for rainbow trout (w/ video)
RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn.--The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when...
June 7, 2015 - 12:16pm
May 28, 2015
Take A Kid Fishing event to be held June 10 in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — The 29th annual Bemidji Area Take A Kid Fishing event is scheduled June 10, starting at 10 a.m. at Cameron Park and ending with...
May 28, 2015 - 7:15pm
May 23, 2015
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Divers found 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during a follow-up search earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The mussels were found outside of the area where the DNR had treated the lake last year as part of a series of...
May 23, 2015 - 3:29pm
May 15, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Jigs and shiners have been the hot presentation for walleyes
It was a good fishing opener in the Bemidji area, with most accesses on the larger lakes full to the point of overflowing. Anglers were greeted at many accesses on opening weekend by Conservation Officers and/or Department of Natural Resources employees inspecting boats and taking...
May 15, 2015 - 9:41am
May 14, 2015
Huge sturgeon drags Minnesota fisherman in circles on Mississippi
WINONA, Minn. — James Yerhart has caught only one sturgeon in his life. But it was the sturgeon of a lifetime. On...
May 14, 2015 - 1:43pm
May 9, 2015
Hundreds turn out for Governor's Fishing Opener on Lake Vermilion
A beaming Dayton and his fishing party snag 35 fish TOWER, Minn. -- Dennis Highby eased his big Warrior fishing boat toward shore...
May 9, 2015 - 6:22pm
May 7, 2015
All systems go for fishing opener: Low water across the state will present access challenges
If there's a common theme going into Saturday's Minnesota walleye opener, it's this: Water levels are low basically everywhere in the state,...
May 7, 2015 - 4:52pm
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleyes expected to be spread out for the opener
The long wait for the 2015 Minnesota walleye opener is over, with the season opening at 12:01 am this Saturday morning. Approximately half a million anglers are expected to fish the lakes in Minnesota when the season opens for walleyes, northern pike and trout living in lakes....
May 7, 2015 - 4:34pm
April 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spawning walleyes running steady into Cutfoot Sioux station
Many public accesses in the Bemidji area and across most of the North Country are low enough to potentially present some problems for anglers trying to launch their boats on the opener. Anglers with large boats on bunk-style trailers usually have the most difficulty with low water...
April 23, 2015 - 2:51pm