My son, Jason, has always been an outstanding angler. He has a knack for finding fish and always seems to know what they will bite on. He was a fixture in my boat from the time he could hold a…
As May transitions to June, the top walleye bite of the year has arrived. Marking fish and walleyes aren’t responding? The onus is on you to mix it up.
In recent decades, Mille Lacs' water clarity has increased, most likely due to septic system improvements around the lake and the invasion of zebra mussels, which are filter feeders that strain out microscopic algae.
It marks the day fishing can begin for walleye, northern pike and trout in lakes. Out of the 1.4 million licensed anglers in Minnesota, about half a million will take part in the tradition of the opener, which this year falls on Saturday, May 11.
Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.
Monitor water temperatures closely and bring live bait, especially leeches and shiners, to connect with Minnesota’s favorite sportfish on May 11 and beyond.
Now anglers can keep one fish over 20 inches, instead of one over 17.
Border waters provide some the first opportunities to launch a boat and work the schools of pre-spawn walleyes and saugers.
Mille Lacs anglers will be able to keep one walleye between 21 and 23 inches or one walleye over 28 inches May 11-31.
The DNR is considering allowing the walleye harvest during the cool-water periods in the spring and fall. But the exact number of keepers won't be announced until mid-March.
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile Bay, a catch-and-release season will be in effect March 1 to April 14.
There’s been a hot bite but when you finally hit the ice, the weather changes and the action tanks. Pay attention to tiny details, and you’ll salvage your trip by tricking a few fish into biting.
In the ice-fishing "fish-off" meant to help showcase the two fisheries, 71 of the 85 fish caught between Lake of the Woods and Devils Lake reps were caught by LOTW types.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
When tourism spokesmen for two top ice fishing destinations in the Upper Midwest go head to head in January, there could be a lot on the line – their fishing lines, anyway. Tanner Cherney at North Dakota's Devils Lake and…
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.
The new regulations, which will take effect May 11, will remove the 20- to 26-inch protected slot and replace it with a regulation similar to the statewide regulation, but with a four-fish walleye limit, one of which can be over 20 inches.
Top anglers match spoon design for different phases of winter and the moods of walleyes.
The same regulation has been in place since the May 2017 fishing opener.
Would include the combined daily bag limit for walleye and sauger from six to four, with one over 20 inches, and include an option to further reduce the bag limit for sauger in Pools 5 through 9; the existing 15-inch minimum length for walleye would remain.
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