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…

Fishing with the old man can be productive

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…

Doing the Minnesota fishing opener [video]

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.

Open-water walleye tips for the opener

Monitor water temperatures closely and bring live bait, especially leeches and shiners, to connect with Minnesota’s favorite sportfish on May 11 and beyond.

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