Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

February 21, 2008

Red Lake interests want longer ice-fishing season

Kelliher, Minn. – It’s not an easy thing when three-fourths of your annual business is squeezed into less than a two-month window during the wintertime. But that’s not the only reason business owners and others with interest in Red Lake walleye fishing would like to see the ice-fishing season extended, similar to the longer season

State Roundup

Dean Bortz Wisconsin Editor IF ASSEMBLY MAJORITY SPEAKER Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, is wondering whether sportsmen and women really do want the DNR secretary to be hired by the Natural Resources Board ’Äì and not appointed by the governor ’Äì it shouldn’Äôt take too long for him to get that message loud and clear.

Chippewa Falls Area

Fishing is in a lull right now. A few anglers are still catching fish because they work hard at it. A 44-inch pike was released on Half Moon Lake recently, and there were some bigger walleyes iced, so there still are fish being caught. Overall it has been a decent winter for ice fishing. Gordy’s

Ashland Area

Lake trout bobbing around the Apostle Islands remains good. Fishing has been best in 150 feet and deeper, with reports of some big fish being caught and released, and plenty of smaller eaters to go around. Fishing has been good in the north channel, all around Hermit and Oak islands. There is unsafe ice between

Hayward Area

Things have been a little slow lately, but the fishing interest seems to be off more than the fishing itself, and all because of the cold weather. Anglers are catching perch all over on the big, deep lakes in the area. Walleye action has been decent, but anglers have had to go to deep water,

Beaver Dam Area

Anglers are still catching walleyes – on Beaver Dam Lake in the middle of the lake, and on Fox Lake in “the jug.” Fox Lake anglers are catching perch and crappies from the main part of the lake. Phil & Sons Tackle, (920) 885-6766.

A major milestone: funding bill passes

St. Paul – It was a lovefest at the Capitol last Thursday, and it didn’t have much to do with the fact it was Valentine’s Day. Two days into the session, both the House and Senate approved a bill to allow voters this fall to decide whether or not they want to increase the state

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