Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Thursday, March 30th, 2023

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March 23, 2001

Late ice means scrappy tullibees

They’re piranhas of the ice-fishing belt, or as Chip Leer of On-Ice Tour calls them, “shiner minnows on steroids.” We’re talking tullibees, or call them ciscoes if you will. And from now until ice fishing’s black-iced finale, winter’s piranhas will be in peak form. These overgrown baitfish are more common than believed. Ice fishing country

Orr, Minn. Do you have ideas on lake management on lakes in the Orr area? If so, attend an open house the DNR will host March 27, 7-9 p.m. at Orr City Hall to discuss lake management plans.

The lakes in St. Louis and Koochiching counties include: Agnes, Crane, Little Trout, Clear, Kabustasa, Franklin, Eugene, Shoepac, Johnson Loon, Little Shoepac, Long, and Little Vermilion. Contact the International Falls Area Fisheries office at 218-286-5220 for more information, or to request a draft copy of the lake management plan. Plans also are available at the

Fish winterkill expected across state

Waterville, Minn. It’s a near certainty that a few lakes in the Waterville area will experience winterkill of fish this year. Time will tell the extent of the losses and whether or not they occur on a more widespread basis, said Todd Kolander, DNR assistant area fisheries supervisor in the Waterville office. “We have a

St. Paul The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period to April 19, 2001 for the draft policies regarding the public uses of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The policy provides guidance for hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, w

Among the proposals is a possible ban on most tournament fishing on refuge land. A full text of the policy is available at the web site,, under “What’s new.” Submit comments to Douglas Staller, acting chief, Division of Visitor Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 670, Arlington, VA. 22203, fax (703) 358-4428. E-mail comments

Minneapolis The 69th Annual Northwest Sportshow continues at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The show has more than 600 exhibitors of outdoors-related merchandise and opportunities, including travel; hunting and angling destinations; boats and motors; hunting, fishing and camping gear; and motor homes. Seminars run continuously, and there will be games and fishing for the kids. Special features include the “World Record Elk Tour” and the “Travelin’ Fish Tank.”

District 7 – Perham area

No report available at this time. District 8 – Fergus Falls area No report available at this time. District 9 – Glenwood area Officer Tony Anderson (Morris) assisted in the Appleton area this week and is keeping an eye on the dog deer complaints. Officer Chuck Nelson (Paynesville) spent some time working snowmobilers this week,

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