Ice Fishing

Two neighbors die ice-fishing on central Minnesota lake

CUSHING, Minn. — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen says the fishermen were reported overdue Sunday evening on Fish Trap Lake north of…

Ice fishing contest prize-winners cleared of fraud

BRAINERD, Minn. — Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck. Officials with the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza say the three…

Brainerd ice-fishing tourney investigating 3 prize-winners

MINNEAPOLIS — Organizers of the Brainerd Jaycees are investigating whether some competitors in this year's $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza engaged in fraud. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports three of the 150 prize-winners in the Jan. 27 Gull Lake tournament –…

Large ice-fishing tournament a go this weekend

BRAINERD, Minn. — A huge annual ice-fishing contest in north-central Minnesota has been issued its event permit for this weekend. This year's contest will be held Saturday, Jan. 27. Late last week, the Brainerd Jaycees and the Crow Wing County…

Erie walleye fishing: The perfect (winter) storm?

Combination of first Erie December freeze-over since 2000 and a surging walleye population in the lake could make for a fishing season to remember. But with great ice-building weather comes First Day Hikes cancellations.

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