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Down To The Wire Fishing Opener At Fish Hook Lake

The steady lap of waves on Fish Hook Lake has been replaced by sheets of ice that better resemble wind chimes. Warm weather, wind, and some recent rain have helped, but Gov. Mark Dayton likely won’t see ice out here by Saturday. Dennis Mackedanz is in charge of planning this year’s opener. He’s thought of everything. But there’s not much he can do about the hand mother nature has dealt.

05/09/2013

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DNR Suggests Mother’s Day Gift — Wear A Life Vest

Safety officials are suggesting a Mother’s Day gift for anglers — wear a life jacket when heading onto Minnesota’s icy waters for the fishing opener this weekend.

05/09/2013

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Ice Likely Ruining The Fishing Opener On Mille Lacs

For nearly two decades the Enno family has looked forward to the annual state fishing opener at their Twin Pines Resort, just south of Garrison.

05/08/2013

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Fishing Opener Water Temps? A Frigid 40-Some Degrees

Ice-out or not, Minnesota’s fishing opener is Saturday, and the DNR said beware that the water temperatures will be colder than normal.

05/08/2013

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Minn. DNR Showcases Zebra Mussel-Sniffing Dogs

Minnesota’s fishing opener is just a few days away and for the first time in this state, dogs will be used this weekend to sniff out zebra mussels.

05/07/2013

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DNR Debuts Zebra Mussel-Sniffing Dogs

Minnesota is now the second state in the U.S. to use dogs to sniff out zebra mussels.

05/06/2013

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DNR: Boat Launches May Not Be Open For Fishing Opener

Minnesota’s anglers are gearing up for a big weekend as the state’s fishing opener is on Saturday.

05/06/2013

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Conditions Of Boat Launches Across Minn. Vary

With the fishing opener approaching Saturday, the conditions of boat launches across the state are a mixed bag.

05/05/2013

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Leech-less Spring ‘Worst Nightmare’ In Bait Industry

Minnesota’s fishing opener is only a week away, and Wisconsin’s starts in just a few hours — but anglers may have a hard time finding the bait they want to use.

05/03/2013

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Patio Season: ‘Like Fishing Opener, But For Beer’

After two sloppy snowstorms walloped Minnesota this month, spring finally arrived on Friday.

04/26/2013

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Wacky Spring Brings A Tricky Fishing Opener

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.

04/24/2013

Sunset at Lake Mille Lacs (credit: Dan Honeck)

Fishing Opener Around Bend, With Ice-Locked Lakes

Minnesota’s walleye, pike and lake trout opener is just around the corner, causing worry for fishing guides and others faced with ice-locked lakes.

04/20/2013

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Park Rapids To Host 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Next year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Park Rapids area in northwest Minnesota.

05/13/2012

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‘That’s Why It’s Called Fishing And Not Catching’

Saturday’s great weather on Lake Waconia ended up creating not-so-great fishing conditions for the hundreds of anglers who took to the water. “One day they’re there, one day they’re not,” said Jim Kasheimer, a recreational fisherman from Watertown.

05/12/2012

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Good Weather, Bad Fishing For Gov. Mark Dayton

The old saying goes, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.” But for Gov. Mark Dayton, his day of fishing wasn’t quite as successful as his days at the state capitol earlier this week.

05/12/2012

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