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July 26, 2018
FISH TALES: Kavan Durkin on Lake Bemidji
Kavan Durkin, 11, from Bemidji caught and released this muskie on Lake Bemidji on July 18 while fishing with Keith Dahl of Bemidji. Send in...
July 26, 2018 - 10:12am
June 5, 2018
Twin Cities man lands monster muskie on Mille Lacs Lake
MILLE LACS LAKE, Minn.—A 23-year-old Twin Cities man had the catch of his life Sunday, June 3, on Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota. Connor...
June 5, 2018 - 2:36pm
August 2, 2017
Column: In this Minnesota whodunit, chomp on girl's foot points to muskie
***Editor's Note: A photo within this story shows the severity of the injuries and may be disturbing to some readers.*** MINNEAPOLIS - Had Maren...
August 2, 2017 - 8:46pm
July 30, 2017
Could this whale of a muskie be one of the largest ever caught in N.D.?
WILTON, N.D. — This is not a story of the "one that got away." Not this time. This is about the fish of a lifetime. A monster. A beast....
July 30, 2017 - 7:11pm
July 9, 2017
Minnesota woman almost lands record muskie on her first try
LAKE MILLE LACS, Minn. — Kelsey Poshusta's first muskie was almost one for the record books. The 23-year-old Adams, Minn., woman likes...
July 9, 2017 - 7:31pm
May 21, 2017
Biologists trying to determine northeast Minnesota river's muskie population
In addition to placing acoustic transmitters in muskies this spring, fisheries biologists are doing an assessment of the muskie population in the St. Louis River estuary. The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources are cooperating in the population assessment. The...
May 21, 2017 - 7:35am
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
August 8, 2013
Reeling it in: 54-inch muskie caught by kids
BEMIDJI -- Two local youths didn't know when they headed out with their fishing poles Wednesday morning what was in store for them. Ethan Kesler,...
August 8, 2013 - 6:14pm
September 4, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Sept. 4: Last big weekend of the summer has arrived
Labor Day weekend should be a busy time on the lakes in the Bemidji area with the sunny forecast and many people feeling shortchanged after a cool summer. This weekend is also the unofficial end of the summer tourist season. Some seasonal residents will already be pulling out their...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Aug,. 14: Lakes starting to green up as temperatures soar
The Bemidji area finally got some hot weather this past week and surface water temperatures in the lakes quickly jumped into the mid 70s. An algae bloom in the lakes is "greening up" the water, which could help trigger a good muskie bite in Bemidji area lakes. Muskies have a chance...
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am
July 31, 2009
Conservation grants available
Hundreds of new conservation projects are expected to get under way soon in Minnesota, thanks to a new $3,740,000 grant program that begins in September, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The grants from the Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners Grant Program...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am
Summer resident lands monster
Steve Keeler had just planned to try for some perch or walleye when he instead caught his "big one" Keeler, who lives in Naperville, Ill., but...
July 31, 2009 - 12:00am