As winter retreats, guest speaker “Tackle” Terry Tuma talks river angling techniques with the youth of the Lakeville Fishing Club.
But adjustments to size or bag limits may be needed in the future if the spawning stock needs more protection.
Cleaning walleyes quickly and efficiently is an art form, and there are various techniques anglers use in cleaning walleyes. In the video above, Mark Arnesen of Arnesen’s Rocky Point on the south shore of Lake of the Woods shows how…
Big Winnie, too? Amid news that anglers and resort owners on Lake Mille Lacs will be facing a third consecutive catch-and-release-only season for walleye, another top Minnesota walleye fishery reportedly is facing struggles of its own. The Minnesota DNR said…
Lake also saw closures last open-water season. But according to the DNR, the lake’s spawning walleye population has improved from last year, so no mid-season closures are planned.
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
Combination of first Erie December freeze-over since 2000 and a surging walleye population in the lake could make for a fishing season to remember. But with great ice-building weather comes First Day Hikes cancellations.
Special fishing regulations will change March 1 on a number of Minnesota waters following an annual public input and review process, according to a news release Monday, Dec. 18 by the DNR. Special regulations for individual waters are listed in…
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
Survey: Walleye numbers down slightly from last year on Lake of the Woods; sauger numbers hold steady
Despite being down a bit, walleye numbers still higher than long-term average.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
This will be the first winter season with the combination of a four-fish bag limit and one over 17 inches allowed.
It’s likely that one-fish bag will include one walleye within a 20- to 22-inch slot, or a “one over” fish yet to be determined.
Duluth artist Dean Kegler won the Minnesota Walleye Stamp contest, the Minnesota DNR announced in a news release Monday, Oct. 30. His painting was selected by judges from among 11 entries for the annual contest sponsored by the DNR. Kegler’s…
Fall fishing tip for walleyes and crappies: First find food, and the predatory gamefish will be nearby
Finding walleyes and crappies can be simple if you locate their primary food source in fall: schools of baitfish.
ONAMIA, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR is netting fish on Lake Mille Lacs as part of the agency's annual fall assessment. The department's work is under intense scrutiny because of tighter walleye regulations on the large central Minnesota lake in the last…
Artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Walleye Stamp from Monday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 20. The voluntary walleye stamp validation costs $5 but is not required to fish for or keep walleye. For an extra 75 cents,…
Two Hawkeye teams trade places on the leaderboard the final day, with Jeff Lahr and Tommy Skarlis winning with two-day total of 28 pounds, 3 ounces.
As a result of the review, the DNR plans to continue stocking fingerlings in some of these lakes at the same rate, but on other lakes anglers will benefit from actually reducing fingerling stocking rates, the agency says.
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