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MN: Invasive species efforts advance

St. Paul – A bill to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species has cleared its second committee in the House, and was set for its first hearing Tuesday in the Senate. The bill, HF 1162, carries the DNR and Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to prevent the spread of aquatic invasives. Among other actions, the bill…

Storm delays Windom, Minnesota area brown trout stocking

Potentially unsafe water levels have delayed brown trout stocking in the Redwood River in Camden State Park and Sheldorf Creek near Windom until late April.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the delay after a weekend storm and ensuing runoff caused the Redwood River to rise more than two feet on Sunday, April 10. Excessive precipitation and existing river…

Getting Kids Started: It’s about Them and Their Fishing

A frank discussion on what it takes to get more kids into the sport. To Jason Mitchell, introducing kids to fishing and hooking them on the sport ideally takes place on the same day. It’s a specialty that takes a commitment from an adult that goes beyond “letting ‘em come along.”Mitchell is a veteran guide from Devils Lake, North Dakota,…

Details Rule the Day Part 2: Panfish

In the evening, as the sun drops near the tops of the trees, the web of life comes alive and panfish rise to actively feed on zooplankton and other food sources. During this brief period, as long as you’re in the right place, you can cash in with less-than-stellar presentations. But what about the rest of the day? What about…

The Perch-Bluegill Connection

Before we get started, just a quick note to say that this is something we have not written about before. Dave didn’t want to talk about it in print until he was convinced it’s something you can take to the bank no matter where you fish. It’s a dynamic that is still a theory, but it has held true for…

Fish the Dominant Species

It might sound obvious, but it’s a good idea to target abundant fish. Attention to detail serves us well, in many areas of our lives. When it comes to ice fishing, there is a ‘small detail’ that gets ignored more commonly than you might think, in the process handicapping your best efforts before you drill the first hole of the…