Minnesota DNR rejects ban on lead ammunition, tackle

ST. PAUL, Minn. –  Minnesota wildlife officials have rejected a request from environmental groups to ban the use of lead in rifle bullets, birdshot and fishing tackle. The Minnesota DNR denied the petition Monday. DNR officials say restrictions on the use of lead ammunition and tackle should instead be considered by Minnesota lawmakers. Minnesota Public Radio News reports environmental groups…

Fishing first ice: Red Lake vs. Mille Lacs [video]

Yup, first ice is upon us, and two renowned fisheries will be busy as open water gives way to hard water. Here, Minnesota guide Brad Hawthorne with Angling Buzz talk the early season bite windows on Lake Mille Lacs and Red Lake and offers bonus tips for whackin’ walleye on Mille Lacs. Categories: Ice Fishing Tips, Minnesota Videos, News, Walleye, Walleye Videos…

‘It was insane, breath-taking, the fish of a lifetime’

A New York angler caught a potential state record tiger muskie earlier this month. But he wasn’t of a mind to keep the fish. “Look, I wasn’t going to eat it. I love these fish. I have no regrets,” he said. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Fishing, Tiger muskie