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Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
March 26, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
Cold temperatures have slowed down the melting process on the lakes. This has extended the ice fishing season at least one more weekend for those anglers who just can't get enough. There is still more than 26 inches of ice away from the shoreline on most lakes. The ice is soaking...
March 26, 2015 - 5:13pm
March 19, 2015
Second man pleads guilty to theft from fish houses
BEMIDJI -- The second of two Bemidji men charged with burglary from fish houses on Lake Bemidji has plead guilty in Beltrami County District Court. Ryan Gregerson, 26, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary on March 12. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison...
March 19, 2015 - 6:36pm
March 16, 2015
Bemidji man pleads guilty to theft from fish houses
BEMIDJI -- One of two men accused of burglarizing fish houses on Lake Bemidji has pleaded guilty to felony burglary and drug possession in Beltrami County District Court. Zachary Glime, 26, of Bemidji pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and fifth-degree possession of a controlled...
March 16, 2015 - 5:22pm
March 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish are changing locations as spring approaches
Lakes in the Bemidji area have been in meltdown mode this past week, with the arrival of much warmer temperatures across Minnesota. There is still a lot of ice away from the shoreline, so the critical part of extending the ice fishing season is how well the accesses are holding...
March 13, 2015 - 9:21am
March 5, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
It has been an unusual winter in the Bemidji area. The winter got off to an early start in November, with anglers able to get on the lakes more than a week earlier than most years. The amount of snow so far this winter has been minimal, with good ice conditions all winter. Anglers...
March 5, 2015 - 9:26pm
February 27, 2015
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Duane Peterson and Northland Fishing Tackle of Bemidji are among the 2015 inductees into the Fishing Hall of Fame of Minnesota. They will be...
February 27, 2015 - 1:40pm
February 19, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Poutin’ time: 35th annual Eelpout Festival starts Friday
The 35th annual Eelpout Festival begins Friday on Walker Bay of Leech Lake and runs through Sunday. The festivities are headquartered in City Park in Walker, but the huge number of participants spills over into the motels and restaurants in Bemidji and other surrounding communities....
February 19, 2015 - 2:37pm
February 16, 2015
A cold Classic: More than 300 take part in Knife River Hardwater Classic
More than 300 anglers registered on a very frigid day, with 16 fishing out in the open, during the annual Knife River Materials Hardwater Classic...
February 16, 2015 - 11:34am
February 10, 2015
Alleged fish poachers cleared of charges: Appeals court rules in band members' favor
ST. PAUL -- Four Bemidji area men accused of poaching fish on tribal lands between 2009 to 2011 were cleared of charges in federal appeals court Tuesday. A total of 10 men were indicted on felony charges of transportation, sale and purchase of fish taken in violation of tribal...
February 10, 2015 - 7:44pm
February 5, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Ice conditions still very good on most area lakes
There is a chance for measurable snow every day through the weekend and into early next week, so an undetermined amount of snow is about to fall on the lakes in the Bemidji area. Anglers with stationary fish houses on one of the area lakes will want to watch the forecast for snow...
February 5, 2015 - 5:04pm
January 29, 2015
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR to hold deer population meeting in Bemidji
DNR to hold deer population meetings BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold public input meetings in Bemidji, Deer River, Park Rapids and Brainerd starting next week to ask for public comments on deer population goals in north-central Minnesota.
January 29, 2015 - 8:47pm
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Mild January leads to heavy action on the lakes
Lakes in the Bemidji area have been very busy this winter, with large numbers of anglers on the lakes, especially on the weekends. Good ice conditions, minimal snow cover and mild January weather have allowed anglers to spread out on the lakes, with many of the most popular fishing...
January 29, 2015 - 8:47pm
January 13, 2015
More restrictive walleye regulations for Upper Red Lake start Jan. 23
BEMIDJI -- Starting Jan. 23, walleye regulations will become more restrictive on Upper Red Lake because of a record December walleye harvest, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The daily bag and possession limit will be two walleye, and anglers...
January 13, 2015 - 12:53pm
November 17, 2014
Stricter regulations for Upper Red Lake winter walleye season
RED LAKE -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is implementing stricter regulations for the winter season walleye harvest on Upper Red Lake, a DNR release said Monday. Starting Dec. 1, anglers may only keep and/or possess three walleye. They must immediately release...
November 17, 2014 - 4:33pm
November 13, 2014
Paul Nelson: Winter is here and Bemidji area anglers soon will be ice fishing
Winter arrives when it is good and ready, often with little regard to the calendar. Winter arrived in the Bemidji area this past week and it will likely stick around until sometime in April…or maybe May. Most of the swamps and small ponds are already frozen and the lakes won’t...
November 13, 2014 - 12:07pm