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October 6, 2016
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
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.
September 16, 2016 - 10:25am
September 8, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Hunting seasons already underway
Schools and colleges throughout most of the country are now in session for the fall semester, with most of the fall sports seasons already underway. Several hunting seasons opened on Sept. 1 including bear hunting. Small game, grouse and archery deer hunting open next weekend (Sept....
September 8, 2016 - 10:34pm
August 18, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Warm summer days with highs in the 80s are absent from the extended forecast through next week, and they could be almost done for the summer. The last half of August and the first part of September can still get pretty warm, but there are already signs of fall creeping up on us from...
August 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
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 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