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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
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PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
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
September 15, 2016
Red swamp crayfish confirmed in Minnesota lake
ST. PAUL -- Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake in Clay County in northwest Minnesota. It is the first time the invasive species have been confirmed in a Minnesota lake, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The live specimens have been removed and DNR...
September 15, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
There’s only one more weekend in August, with Labor Day always set for the first Monday in September. Summer managed to kick out two more hot and windy days with highs in the 80s this past week, which kept surface water temperatures in the lakes in the low to mid 70s. The surface...
August 25, 2016 - 10:35pm
August 17, 2016
Tribes considering legal options over Mille Lacs walleye quotas
Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to keep Lake Mille Lacs open to catch-and-release walleye fishing after surpassing an agreed-upon harvest quota could...
August 17, 2016 - 9:00pm
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 28, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water temperatures reaching peak
The Bemidji area is in the middle of the hottest part of the summer, with highs in the 80s still prominent in the extended forecast. The historical average temperatures in the Bemidji area indicate the warmest part of the year is usually between the middle of July and the middle of...
July 28, 2016 - 11:06pm
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 22, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
This is a good time to be on the lakes if you want to catch a muskie. The first real hot weather of the summer usually triggers an algae bloom in the lakes and provides anglers with a short window of opportunity while muskies adjust to the sudden drop in water clarity. Surface lures...
July 22, 2016 - 11:26am
July 6, 2016
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
Lyla Glinsek caught her first walleye, at 25 inches, over the Fourth of July weekend on an area lake. She was fishing with her uncle, Tony Collyard,...
July 6, 2016 - 4:33pm
June 22, 2016
COMMUNITY: Fishing Has No Boundaries hits 25-year mark: Events will be held Saturday-Sunday
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Fishing Has No Boundaries committee is in the final stages of preparing for this weekend’s events. And they are...
June 22, 2016 - 6:52pm
June 20, 2016
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Kaleb Olson, 5, caught a 27 inch walleye on a bobber on a lake north of Bemidji on Memorial Day weekend. Send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer...
June 20, 2016 - 11:50am
June 16, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
The midway point of June has passed, with surface water temperatures in the local lakes still going back and forth in the 60 degree range. Multiple cold fronts and persistent north-something winds have kept the lakes cooler than usual this spring. Summer fishing patterns don’t...
June 16, 2016 - 7:32pm
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
FISH TALES: Jude Hagen
Jude Hagen, 5, caught this 23 1/2 inch walleye on a local lake. Send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer and we will publish them online in...
June 16, 2016 - 1:51pm