A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
A federal judge is dismissing charges against five people accused of poaching walleye and other fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.
If you think about Walker, your first thought might turn to fishing. The city is on the shores of Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota (that’s entirely within state borders).
Ten men face federal charges for allegedly poaching walleye and other protected fish from the Red Lake and Leech Lake reservations and selling them on the black market.
On Friday, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer were back on Leech Lake, enjoying what they helped kick off the day before: The Eelpout Festival.
Frank and Chris headed up to Walker, Minn., Thursday for a massive party — Eelpout Festival.
Tribal lands will be off limits to wolf hunters when Minnesota’s wolf season opens Saturday.
Some Native American tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.
New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Munich has Oktoberfest and northern Minnesota has The Eelpout Festival.
They’re what Minnesota fishermen want to catch, so seeing hundreds of dead Northerns and Walleyes isn’t sitting well with many.
Taking a trip to Walker is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota. Located on the southwest corner of Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota, Walker offers a variety of recreational activities fort he entire family to enjoy.
Federal authorities say they’ve moved to stop a ring suspected of illegally netting and selling walleye on two Indian reservations in northern Minnesota.
Cass County police arrested a man early Sunday morning after finding a dead 22-year-old woman with a gunshot wound near Cass Lake.
Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year’s opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn’t brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.
Looking to branch out and try some new water in your pursuit of the prized walleye? Here’s a list of 10 top Minnesota lakes, both large and small, which are known for prolific populations of walleye.