Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Permit Issued For Brainerd Ice Fishing Fundraiser

The Crow Wing County sheriff has checked the ice on Gull Lake and has given the green light to the Brainerd Jaycees’ 24th annual ice fishing fundraiser that draws more than 10,000 anglers.

01/15/2014

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Fed. Refuge To Offer Kids’ Ice Fishing Day

Federal wildlife officials and a conservation group will sponsor a free ice fishing day for kids on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge next month.

01/05/2014

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DNR: Ice House, Jeep Fall Through Ice Near Alexandria

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sending a harsh reminder that despite our recent frigid and snowy conditions, ice on the state’s lakes is never 100 percent safe. That’s all too real for two men who had to escape from Lake Ida in Douglas County near Alexandria on Wednesday.

12/12/2013

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Aitkin To Hold 22nd Annual Fish House Parade

The northern Minnesota town of Aitkin celebrates the frigid weather with its annual fish house parade this week. The Aitkin Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 22nd annual “World Famous Fish House Parade,” starting at 1 p.m. Friday.

11/25/2013

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DNR Warns Anglers to Move Fish Houses

Many anglers are getting a few final hours of fishing in before fish houses have to be off the ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says houses located south of the State must be off the ice by midnight Monday.

03/04/2013

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Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Minnesota

Winter may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Check out these five ideas for end-of-winter activities.

03/02/2013

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DNR: Almost Time To Reel In Your Fish Houses

It’s nearing last call for ice fishermen across the state. In the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, fish houses have to be off the ice by Monday.

03/01/2013

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Festival Uses Technology To Take Deployed Troops Ice Fishing

Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fishing.

02/02/2013

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Popular Fishing Guide Dies After Snowmobile Falls Through Ice

A popular fishing guide, Jim Hudson, died after he fell through the Lake Superior ice on his snowmobile.

01/27/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Ice Fishing

The best ice fishing in Minnesota? WCCO viewers’ pick is Lake Mille Lacs.

01/26/2013

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Ice Thick Enough For Big Brainerd Fishing Contest

The ice is thick enough for the 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The Crow Wing County sheriff’s office issued organizers an event permit Thursday.

01/11/2013

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DNR: Warmer Weather Means Ice Is Dangerous

Now that we’ve had several days with temperatures above freezing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning people to be safe on the state’s lakes, rivers and ponds.

01/09/2013

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Conditions Upgraded For 2 In Ice Fishing Camper Explosion

Five men remain hospitalized after they were injured in an explosion in an ice fishing camper in northern Minnesota.

01/01/2013

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5 Injured After Minnesota Camper Explosion

Five men are injured after an explosion in an ice fishing camper near Williams in far northern Minnesota.

12/31/2012

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Officials: Ice Conditions Still ‘Very Poor’

Despite several days of freezing temperatures, law enforcement officials are still warning people about the dangers of thin ice.

12/29/2012

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DNR: Though Tempting, The Ice Is Still Too Thin

Rescue crews were called to Lake Victoria in St. Louis Park Thursday morning to check if someone had gone through the ice.

11/29/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Grand View Lodge’s Fish House

Northern Minnesota getaways are always a treat. But even closer to the Twin Cities, in the Brainerd Lakes area, you’ll find even more treasures.

02/19/2012

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Neighbors Rescue Fisher Who Fell Through The Ice

The desperate screams woke Joni Bauer, of Independence, right out of bed, around 6:45am Saturday morning. At first she thought the noise was coming from the TV, but when she stepped out onto her deck overlooking Lake Sarah, she realized the screams were coming from the water.

02/11/2012

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Winter Already A Lost Season For Many Minnesotans

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.

02/10/2012

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Lake Elmo Ice Fishing Contest Canceled

The warm weather conditions have left the ice about six inches too short to allow a Minnesota ice fishing contest to go on as scheduled.

01/30/2012

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Big Ice-Fishing Tournament On Gull Lake Is On

It’s a “go” for one of Minnesota’s largest ice fishing tournaments

01/26/2012

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DNR Reports Far Fewer Fish Houses Than Average

The warm weather is keeping the state’s fishers off the ice in south-central Minnesota this winter.

01/13/2012

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Guide To Overnight Ice Fishing In Minnesota

If the concept of “ice fishing” makes you shiver and think dreadful thoughts related to wind chill and hypothermia, think again.

12/17/2011

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Trash Building Up On The Shores Of Lake Mille Lacs

One of Minnesota’s premier lakes looks more like a dump. It’s a real mess on Lake Mille Lacs up and down its northeast coast. Some estimate the mess stretches up to four miles.

05/04/2011

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Some Minn. Fishing Seasons Closing After Weekend

Explore Minnesota Tourism reminds anglers this is the last weekend of the season to fish for walleye and several other game fish species in Minnesota’s inland waters.

02/26/2011

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