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December 9, 2018
Paul Nelson
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Early ice bite is strong on URL, LOW
December 9, 2018 - 7:40am
Hundreds of anglers converge every spring on the Rainy River for the opportunity to catch trophy pre-spawn walleyes that swim into the river from Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing during the spring season on the Rainy River will be catch-and-release only beginning March 1. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
December 9, 2018 - 6:00am
September 23, 2018
Mike Olson of Thompson, N.D., holds one of the large "over" walleyes that helped him place fourth in the Cabela's National Walleye Tour Championship in early September on Lake of the Woods. Each two person team could weigh in five walleyes daily, four of which had to be under 19½ inches, with one fish over 28 inches allowed. (Photo / Aaron Eikhorst via Mike Olson)
'Fish Addictions TV' host adds touring walleye pro to his resume
September 23, 2018 - 6:26am
September 15, 2018
The "Batman House" is one of the attractions featured on Joe Laurin's Lake of the Woods app. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
App opens portal to Lake of the Woods
September 15, 2018 - 5:29am
August 24, 2018
This cooler of walleyes and saugers, along with three bags of fish in a refrigerator, were confiscated by DNR Conservation Officer Ben Huener during a recent case on Lake of the Woods in which fishing guide Dennis Neal Anderson was convicted for keeping too many fish while on a guide trip with clients. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources photo
Lake of the Woods fishing guide sentenced for too many fish
August 24, 2018 - 3:30pm
Ice houses dot the south shore of Lake of the Woods near Pine Island, Minn., in December 2010. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said anglers this past winter logged 1.94 million hours of ice fishing time on Lake of the Woods, based on creel survey estimates. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Survey sheds light on Lake of the Woods ice fishing
June 24, 2018 - 6:00am
June 17, 2018
Commentary: LOW, Rainy limit proposal seems reasonable
June 17, 2018 - 6:57am
June 12, 2018
The Minnesota DNR is considering new limits for walleye and sauger on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, including catch-and-release only fishing on the river between March 1 and April 14. Currently anglers can keep two walleyes under 19.5 inches at that time of year. Forum News Service file photo
Walleye limits may change on Minnesota's Rainy River
June 12, 2018 - 7:26pm
May 20, 2018
Peter Howard of Stillwater, Minn., had reason to smile after landing this 25-inch walleye Sunday, May 13, on Lake of the Woods during the opening weekend of Minnesota's 2018 walleye season. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
May 20, 2018 - 6:05am
May 6, 2018
A walleye sits in a net during the 2016 Minnesota fishing opener on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River, Minn. With this year's late spring, a slow presentation such as jigging with a minnow will be a good bet for coaxing walleyes into biting. Minnesota's 2018 fishing opener is Saturday, May 12, 2018. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Late spring means 'different' MN walleye opener
May 6, 2018 - 7:53am
April 29, 2018
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the Minnesota-Canada border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Anticipation fuels sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:10am
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on the still-frozen Lake of the Woods. File photo.
The '96 walleye opener was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:04am
April 8, 2018
Paul Nelson
PAUL NELSON: Much of Rainy River still ice covered as end of walleye season nears
April 8, 2018 - 8:45am
April 1, 2018
Paul Nelson
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Ice fishing season still holding on
April 1, 2018 - 9:13am
March 18, 2018
With the outline of a wheeled fish house clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left on the ice in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. Submitted photo
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
March 18, 2018 - 6:20am
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