It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.
Minnesota authorities remind anglers that their 2014 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Saturday. While some hunting and fishing seasons continue past Saturday, the Department of Natural Resources says new licenses are required.
The officers who enforce Minnesota’s fish and game rules have an order for ice anglers: Pick up your trash. Conservation officer Bret Grundmeier of Hinckley spends hours each season encouraging anglers to clean up after themselves. He says it’s disappointing to find so much trash left behind.
It’s the height of the walleye fishing season and every weekend, lakes around Minnesota are filled with anglers searching for that big catch.
After a long, harsh winter, summer is finally around the corner — at least fishing season is. And now that the Walleye Opener is coming up this weekend, anglers will have a new tool. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources just launched a new mobile-friendly website Wednesday that includes all of the complicated rules and regulations for each lake, in one easy-to-understand place.
In November 1998, Minnesota voters passed a constitutional amendment on the ballot that is meant to preserve the state’s storied hunting and fishing heritage.
The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.
Fisheries officials say walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will likely see regulations similar to last year despite its struggling walleye population. The Department of Natural Resources says the safe harvest level has been set at 60,000 pounds for the upcoming season.
Lake Mille Lacs is a hotspot for catching walleyes this time of year. But customers caught something they weren’t expecting during Monday’s launch trip at Twin Pines resort – a struggling black bear.
Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”
The 2013 fishing opener is nearly here. For tips on what it’ll take to snag winners, guide Steve Carney shares his insight.
Park Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He’s been here before.
Tackling this year’s fishing opener on May 11 is going to be tricky. From the bait anglers use, to the types of fish you’ll likely catch, the DNR said the unusual spring will cause major differences.
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A proposal to raise hunting and fishing license fees has been put on hold in the Minnesota Senate.
It’s a big part of our state’s identity in this land of 10,000 lakes and vast expanse of forests. But that hunting and fishing culture doesn’t come without a cost.
It could be a rare sub-zero night Friday. The WCCO weather team says we’ve dipped into those negative digits only four times this year, compared to the usual 30 or so days at or below zero. And, we’ve only seen a single digit high temperature one day this winter.
Despite warnings about thin ice, 30 people had to be rescued off the North Shore of Lake Mille Lacs Wednesday night.
A number of anglers needed to be rescued on Lake Mille Lacs after a large chunk of ice broke off, leaving them stranded and surrounded by water.
Forty of the world’s top professional walleye anglers will be competing on the Missouri River in North Dakota this week for top honors in the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour Championship.
Anglers who still need fishing licenses for the holiday weekend are being advised to buy them by Thursday in case Minnesota state government shuts down over the ongoing budget impasse.
Minnesotans who don’t have fishing licenses can still catch a break next month as long as they’re accompanying a child age 15 or younger.
To boost fish management efforts across the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking anglers to fill out surveys about the amount of catfish they’re catching and eating.
The rain that came down across Minnesota Saturday might not have been ideal for most, but anglers were happy about it.
The Minnesota fishing opener is just hours away, and local anglers were busy getting ready at various spots on Friday.