A new generation of kids were introduced to the sport of ice fishing Saturday on Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Along with learning how to bait the hook, the kids got to use sonar cameras and other gadgets to track the fish under the ice.
It’s a “go” for the 25th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office met with representatives from the Brainerd Jaycees on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay on Wednesday to verify ice conditions.
The St. Croix River has become a frozen playground for those who love winter and the outdoors. It seems to, over the last ten years, bring more and more people out here,” Dave Farr, of Bayport, said. Three times a week, Farr runs his dogs up and down the St Croix River, but his exercise route ends south of the new St. Croix bridge.
It’s cold outside. But, that means ice fishing season is heating up! It’s one of the most popular sports in the state, and many look forward to the time of year when the ice is thick enough for it.
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.
Despite colder weather, the DNR wants everyone to think twice before going out on the ice right now. The department says because of the recent weather changes, there are inconsistent ice conditions.
With just a shovel and a strap from their fish house, two teenagers became heroes in a west metro town. On Nov. 23, Alex Stark and Cody Clements were ice fishing on Long Lake when the two men next to them went through the ice.
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.
This time of year is prime fishing time. It’s a good time to get out on the water, drop a line in and hopefully catch some walleye. Our border states allow people to fish with more than one line at a time. So why does Minnesota only allow one line in the water?
It’s been two weeks since ice houses cleared local lakes, but some are still ice fishing. So that got us wondering: With cold days like Sunday, is the ice still safe to walk on?
A fishing event held Saturday in Wisconsin had a very fitting name. It’s the annual “Freeze Your Butt Off” tournament in Hager City, the first open water tournament of the year.
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In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.
The deadline for Minnesota’s ice fishers to get their shacks off the state’s lakes is approaching, though many are doing it earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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.