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PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
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April 15, 2016
Area river reaches closed to fishing until May 14 opener
BEMIDJI—A number of river reaches in Beltrami and Clearwater counties will be closed to fishing until the 2016 fishing opener May 14, officials said Friday. All closures will be in effect Monday through May 13 and are necessary to protect concentrations of spawning walleye,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:43pm
DNR to hold meeting on Rabideau Lake
BLACKDUCK -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC Camp) Education Building, to discuss the management plan for Rabideau Lake.Located six miles south of Blackduck,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:13pm
OUTDOORS: Stream trout season opens; KOC Walleye Classic filled
BEMIDJI—Minnesota's stream trout season opens this Saturday, April 16, and with warmer temperatures forecast for this weekend, anglers should find good conditions and excellent fishing across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. In 2015, 106,463...
April 15, 2016 - 11:02am
March 26, 2016
BSU students to compete at national fishing tournament
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. -- A pair of Bemidji State students will compete at the second annual FLW College Fishing Open at Kentucky Lake. Thor and Mitchell Swanson, both of Blaine, will represent BSU at the event, which runs April 1-2. The tournament, which is hosted by the Kentucky Lake...
sports / beavers
March 26, 2016 - 10:31pm
March 21, 2016
UPDATED: Catch and release only for Mille Lacs walleye this summer, DNR announces
Anglers looking for walleye on Mille Lacs Lake must use artificial bait and immediately release all walleye caught during this year's summer...
outdoors / fishing
March 21, 2016 - 5:22pm
February 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's time to set your sights on panfish
The winter fishing season closes at midnight Sunday for walleyes, northern pike, sauger, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass on the inland waters of Minnesota. This is a leap year, so the 2015-16 Minnesota fishing licenses last through Feb. 29, with anglers needing to purchase new...
February 25, 2016 - 8:07pm
February 2, 2016
Tribal protesters plead not guilty to illegal fish, rice harvest
BRAINERD — Four Ojibwe tribe members plead not guilty Monday in Crow Wing County District Court to charges of gathering wild rice and gillnetting without permits during a treaty rights protest last summer. In August 2015, a group of tribe members from across Minnesota gathered at...
News / region
February 2, 2016 - 10:36am
January 19, 2016
UPDATED: One dead, one hospitalized in carbon monoxide poisoning in fish house
WALKER -- A 34-year-old Akeley man died and another man is in a Twin Cities hospital after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday in an ice fishing house on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports it received a call at 4:37 p.m. Sunday of a medical emergency at...
News / region
January 19, 2016 - 10:39am
January 15, 2016
DNR releases Leech Lake 5-year management plan
ST. PAUL—A new five-year fisheries management plan for Leech Lake in northern Minnesota has been released, the Department of Natural Resources said earlier this week. The plan covers the period 2016-2020 and outlines management objectives for primary sportfish populations, as...
outdoors / fishing
January 15, 2016 - 9:47am
December 14, 2015
UPDATED: Nearly 50 people rescued after ice sheets break away on Upper Red Lake
UPPER RED LAKE -- Witnesses say it happened in about five minutes, too quickly for anyone to do anything about it. They say it has happened before...
News / region
December 14, 2015 - 5:58pm
October 29, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: From angler to deer hunter
There is one week remaining until the 2015 Minnesota rifle deer season opens on Nov. 7. Deer camps are ready and waiting all around the Bemidji...
October 29, 2015 - 7:44pm
October 22, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: As water temps drop, fish start to stay put
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue their fall cooldown, with most lakes close to 50 degrees. Once the water temperatures in the lakes reach between 39 and 40 degrees, they will be ready to start freezing for the winter. Water is most dense at 39.16 degrees Fahrenheit, so water...
outdoors / fishing
October 22, 2015 - 6:47pm
October 9, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Location is key for fall fishing success
It would be hard to complain about the length of summer this year in the Bemidji area. Many areas just got their first killing frost of the fall in the second week of October. Surface water temperatures in the lakes continue to drop slowly, with most lakes in the mid 50s. This...
October 9, 2015 - 10:00am
October 1, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Walleye bite should be picking up
Lakes in the Bemidji area continue to cool down, with most lakes now having surface water temperatures around 60 degrees. Much of the Bemidji area received their first frost of the season earlier this week, which is really late in the fall for this far north. The walleye bite...
October 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
September 17, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Lakes continue to cool slowly
Another warm week in the Bemidji area has kept the surface water temperatures in the lakes hovering around the 70 degree mark, which is not typical for the third week in September. There is still no frost in the extended forecast for the Bemidji area, so the lakes will continue...
September 17, 2015 - 5:44pm