Pat Miller, Special to the Pioneer
UPPER RED LAKE – Anglers in the Bemidji area have a variety of lakes to pick from and those waters boast a multitude of different fish species that draw the attention of the fishermen. On Upper Red Lake, however, the walleye is the primary magnet. “The walleye is the target species for 97 percent of the anglers on Upper Red,” said Bemidji area DNR fisheries supervisor Gary Barnard. “And that is a fairly unique situation.”
CASS LAKE – By nature, walleyes love to wander and monitoring their travels throughout the Cass Lake Chain is among the goals of a project currently being conducted by the Bemidji area DNR Fisheries officials. Each spring the DNR officials collect walleye eggs at a spawning site near Lake Andrusia. Those eggs eventually grow into millions of fry which are used to satisfy the stocking requirements of various Bemidji area lakes.
BEMIDJI – From an angler’s perspective, the Bemidji area experienced an early spring this year and fishermen may have to alter their traditional tactics if they want to catch walleyes this weekend.
BEMIDJI – From the opening day of the summer fishing season to the day the ice retreats in late spring, someone will be fishing on Lake Bemidji. By boat, wading from shore, casting from the docks and with the aid of ice fishing structures, anglers constantly target the various game fish that call Lake Bemidji home. Despite the pressure, however, the lake and the fish that swim in its waters, continue to thrive.
CASS LAKE -- The travels of the walleyes throughout the Cass Lake chain of lakes will be the root of a study conducted during the next few years by the...
RED LAKE -- During the past 15 years, the walleye fishery on Upper Red Lake has completed a 180-degree turn-around. In the late 1990s, walleyes, especially spawning-age walleyes, were so...
BEMIDJI – Walleyes looking for a place to spawn have many options if they swim about in Lake Bemidji. And those options are among the reasons why Lake Bemidji has...