Watching the national bass and walleye tournament fishing scene flourish has been extremely gratifying for the author, who is emceeing the inaugural Blackfish Classic in July.
Beginning March 1, fewer keeper walleyes, saugers in spring, winter under Lake of the Woods proposal
Would mean catch-and-release for spring fishing season on Rainy River and changing winter regs to match those of the open-water season, with two less saugers to help protect that population, with the changes effective March 1, 2019.
A fine day of catching Mississippi River walleyes reminds the author to enjoy these heady days of June fishing.
ONAMIA, Minn. — Tribal authorities are investigating an abandoned gillnet found on Lake Mille Lacs that contained 67 dead walleyes. Last week's find has revived the controversy over tribal fishing on Mille Lacs, where the walleye population has been on…
Based on the number of walleye that were originally tagged and the total number of tagged fish that turn up during the recapture, the DNR said it can make an accurate estimate of the lake’s walleye population.
Whether you’re fishing off a continental shelf for swordfish, swinging for river steelhead, or slip-bobbering for opener walleyes, always be ready to switch things up.
Albert Lea's Fountain Lake – and its nice eater-size walleyes – on the menu for '19 Governor's Fishing Opener
It's a solid walleye fishery, with nearly all of the walleyes netted in the most recent DNR survey there between 12 and 19 inches, and the average just under 16 inches.
And a favorable forecast could make for a comfortable fishing opener after all.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
The Lake Sarah experiment: Genetic research continues into southern Minnesota’s premier walleye fishery [video]
‘This could be the key to self-sustaining walleye fisheries throughout the southern part of the state.'
This year’s 10 egg-take operations still met their goal of collecting 4,100 quarts of eggs. With each quart containing an estimated 120,000 eggs, that’s about 492 million walleye eggs and is comparable to the average taken in past years.
A proposal to allow anglers on Leech Lake in northwestern Minnesota more opportunity to keep walleye starting in 2019 will be up for consideration by the DNR.
Though border-water angling has been underway for weeks, Minnesota’s fishing season starts Saturday, May 12, and walleyes and jigs go hand-in-hand.
Oh, and Willmar area resident/angler Kelly Morrell will guide the governor on the opener.
Team efforts involve mulling reg changes with Minnesota on a stretch of the Mississippi and working with Michigan to help walleyes rebound at Lac Vieux Desert.
Because of too much ice, a Lake of the Woods pike tourney is pushed back a week, and because of flood waters, a pro walleye event is moved from Minnesota to a Wisconsin lake.
A quick link provides information on remaining ice conditions, and in the meantime, plan your open-water walleye strategy.
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…
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