Fishing

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Pike, Catfish Spearing Allowed On SD/MN Lakes Until Feb. 22

Anglers can spear northern pike and catfish on all lakes along the South Dakota and Minnesota border until the end of February. A valid South Dakota fishing license and a game fish spearing and archery permit is required.

01/06/2015

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Nothing Fishy About This Record-Threatening New Year’s Catch

The story may sound a little fishy. OK, actually it sounds incredibly fishy, but in the good way. The potentially record-breaking way. Will Spychalla and Carlyn Salmela caught a monster sturgeon in the St. Croix river on New Year’s Day.

01/02/2015

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Man Fined, Loses Boat After Reeling In 40 Fish

An out-of-state angler lost his boat for reeling in too many fish, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Officials say they caught 54-year-old Charles Siegerdt fish fillets well over the limit — 21 bass (42 fillets) and 19 northern pike (38 fillets) — at an Itasca County resort.

12/22/2014

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Mining, Wetlands On Agenda For 2015 Legislature

One of the top environmental issues in the legislative session that opens in January could be how best to protect Minnesota’s wetlands. The GOP takeover of the Minnesota House has changed the landscape for the environment and natural resources at the Capitol. Republican leaders have given a strong signal of their priorities by restructuring the committees that will deal with those issues.

12/06/2014

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Ice Fishing Season Starts Early In Twin Cities

While it may not be safe for driving, the ice formation is generally ahead of schedule. And if you ask Joe Harty, bait shop owner and 47-year Medicine Lake fisher, it’s been a long time since it’s been ready this early.

11/29/2014

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Mille Lacs Anglers, Resorts Take DNR To Court

Frustrated with tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs, resorters and sport fishing groups had their day in court. They’re suing the Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a constitutional amendment.

11/20/2014

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Westonka Program Aims To Make Minnetonka A Better Walleye Destination

The boating season has pretty much ended on Lake Minnetonka, but to one group of anglers what they did Friday will pay off next summer. They’re with the Westonka Walleye Program, a private effort to improve walleye fishing close to home.

10/31/2014

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PARK RAPIDS PODCAST-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Highlights from Dave Lee’s visit to Park Rapids….click the link above to listen!

08/12/2014

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‘U’ Of M Fisherman Help Put College Fishing On The Map

Normally the Gophers’ biggest national success comes on frozen water, but a pair of University of Minnesota students recently had a big win out on the lake, bass fishing. So WCCO’s David McCoy went out on the water to hear all about it.

08/04/2014

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Guide To Yellowstone National Park

Refer to this visitor’s guide to Yellowstone National Park – the world’s first national park featuring more geysers than any other location in the world.

07/31/2014

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Escape To The Poconos

Every couple should make plans at least once in their relationship to experience the romance of the Poconos. This area offers couples plenty of things to do, both in their room and out of it.

07/29/2014

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Businesses Around Lake Mille Lacs Hope Night Fishing Reels In Customers

One of Minnesota’s most popular fishing destinations is missing its fishermen. The DNR says June was very slow on Lake Mille Lacs, with anglers spending half the time fishing that they did the previous year.

07/20/2014

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DNR To Life Ban On Night Fishing At Mille Lacs Lake

Night fishing is returning to one of Minnesota’s most popular lakes. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will lift the ban on fishing at night on Mille Lacs Lake next Monday.

07/15/2014

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Wis. Anglers Caught Way Over The Limit In ND

Five Wisconsin men face significant fines after North Dakota Game and Fish say they were over their limit of walleyes by 110 fish. A call to a poacher tip line led wardens to the men, who’d been staying and fishing on Devils Lake.

07/05/2014

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This Minn. Man Was Babe Ruth’s Fishing Buddy

Sometimes you just stumble into memories that last a life time.

07/03/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Matt & Kim Visit Osakis (Day 1)

It’s the first week of July, and WCCO is Goin’ To The Lake! This week, Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson headed a few hours northwest of the metro to Osakis, Minn. The town sits on Lake Osakis, and it’s in the heart of cabin country — about 10 miles east of Alexandria.

07/03/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee “GOIN TO THE LAKE” In Brainerd….

What a great time in the Brainerd Lakes area!

07/01/2014

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No Wake Restrictions Make For ‘Phenomenal’ Fishing

The no wake restriction on Lake Minnetonka is creating a unique opportunity for anglers. Fishing guides say the high water is creating once in a lifetime fishing conditions. Many recreational boaters are staying off the water, allowing anglers to drop a line without having to fight large waves or boating traffic.

06/30/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-23-14

Click the LINK ABOVE to listen to high lights from Monday’s show!

06/23/2014

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Minnetonka Power Squadron Gives ‘Hope Kids’ A Special Day

As kids step from the boats and onto the docks at Big Island, a day of fun and pleasure awaits each one of them. As parents of special needs children will tell you, the health challenges of one child affect the entire family. Nobody knows that better than Stacy McAllister.

06/20/2014

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Man Dies After Falling Out Of Fishing Boat In Lake Vermilion

A Nebraska man died Wednesday evening when he fell out of a fishing boat into Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call a water emergency call around 7:26 p.m. near Cable Bay. According to the sheriff’s office, the 64-year-old man was a passenger in the boat and fell out as it was traveling through Cable Bay.

06/12/2014

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Body Of Missing Fisherman Found In Winona

Search crews have found the body of a missing 88-year-old Stockton man who fell out of a canoe while fishing Friday morning. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says crews were dragging the river near Winona, when one of the drags caught the body of Robert Lester Duncanson on Saturday afternoon.

06/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-6-14

Flip Saunders returns to the bench for the Timberwolves……That and more in the PODCAST SECTION….get there by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

06/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-4-14

Miss something from today? Check out the highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE

06/04/2014

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DNR Teaches Fly Fishing – By And For Women

Fishing season is in full swing in Minnesota. You might have tried casting a line from a boat or a dock, but what about from waist-deep water? Fly fishing can be fun for everyone, but a DNR program is showing women in particular how the sport can also relieve stress.

05/31/2014

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