In fall, cooling water temperatures entice big pike to return to mid-depth weed and rock areas, back within the traditional range of angling efforts. — Angling Buzz Categories: Fishing, Fishing, Fishing Tips, Minnesota Videos Tags: Angling Buzz, Fishing, Northern pike
Instead of killing pike, anglers are asked to report, release tagged northerns caught in the lake.
North Dakota Game and Fish biologists have been conducting their annual spring walleye spawning operations on Lake Sakakawea in recent days and the results have been extremely good, maybe the best ever in the history of the state’s biggest body of water.
Though new harvest regulations are helping, special tournament on Bay Lake accelerates solutions in targeting small northern pike.
With northern pike fishing seasons already open on border waters and Minnesota’s inland waters angling opener just four weeks away, the author praises the “other white meat.”
Chasing monster northern pike across the Twin Cities metro area produces prime New Year’s hard-water action.
While not designed to manage for trophy pike, the new regulations, which went in to effect in May, are meant to move pike populations to a larger size more desired for table fare, particularly in the southern and north-central zones, the DNR says.
Matthew Swanson of Woodbury caught a 45-1/4-inch pike on the Rainy River, besting the first-ever C&R pike record, set recently, by nearly two inches.
Fish measured 43-1/2 inches and was caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota.
Possible reg changes to be discussed at DNR open house Aug. 22 in Tower.
Minnesota’s new northern pike regulations are easy to follow and should improve Minnesota fisheries across multiple species.
Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake – and its nice eater-size walleyes – on the menu for ’19 Governor’s Fishing Opener
It’s a solid walleye fishery, with nearly all of the walleyes netted in the most recent DNR survey there between 12 and 19 inches, and the average just under 16 inches.
And a favorable forecast could make for a comfortable fishing opener after all.
Special regulations are designed to meet specific management objectives for individual waters based on lake-specific fish population characteristics, the agency says. In contrast, the northern pike regulations for inland waters announced recently have three distinct zones to address the different characteristics of pike populations in Minnesota.
The new northern pike fishing regulations, which were announced recently and go into effect on the May 12 fishing opener, have three distinct zones. Each of the zones – north-central, northeast and south – provide protection for different sizes of pike, and there are reasons for those differences, the DNR said in a news release Monday, April 23 as it…
As winter retreats, guest speaker “Tackle” Terry Tuma talks river angling techniques with the youth of the Lakeville Fishing Club.
Program previously included only lake sturgeon, muskellunge and flathead catfish in the catch-and-release category.
New regulations for catching and keeping northern pike will be the most significant change anglers will see when they open up the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Regulations Booklet being distributed throughout the state, the DNR said in a news release Monday, March 5. “Anyone who wants to keep pike in Minnesota’s inland waters needs to take a close look at these…
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
The DNR’s new northern pike regulations. Categories: From The Pages Of ODN Tags: Minnesota DNR, Northern pike, Your Daily Outdoor News Update
The new regulations on inland waters will be in effect starting March 1; however, fishing for northern pike is not allowed on these waters until the fishing opener on Saturday, May 12.
A recently compiled post-tournament tally showed 332 anglers caught 1,359 fish, including 963 smallmouth bass and 396 northern pike. The totals are a marked increase from the tournament’s first run in 2016, when 56 anglers caught only 582 fish.
The fall bite for northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species just might improve when the water temperatures peak in the afternoon.
Comins Lake was well on its way to recovery after the state restocked the fishery with largemouth bass, brown and rainbow trout in 2015. But invading pike continue to make a mess of what was once one of the most popular fisheries in the state.
Cody John Wolters was out kayaking in Itasca State Park on July 8 when he came across this – a muskie nonchalantly swimming along the surface, a large pike in tow.
Find shallow bays with loads of vegetation on Gitche Gumee, and you’ll locate some of the largest northern pike in the Lower 48.