Late Ice-Outs Lead To Bait Shortage Ahead Of Fishing OpenerThousands of anglers will head out to Minnesota lakes this weekend for the walleye fishing opener. But depending on what you use to catch fish, your bait of choice may be in short supply.
Fishing Opener Means Big Business For Bait ShopsFrom the boat to the fishing rods to the bait to the license, a lot goes in to netting a couple fish.
UMPD Arrest Thief Again, This Time With Bait BikeUniversity of Minnesota Police nabbed a bike thief with the help of a GPS-enabled bait bicycle, and it was not the first time they arrested the man. The theft happened last Thursday near Como Avenue Southeast and 27th Avenue Southeast. Footage shows the thief approach the bike, look around and then quickly cut the lock.
Fishing Sage Steve Carney: 'I Just Can’t Sit On One Lake.' This week’s bass opener is always a good time to get in a boat and whet a line with area fishing guide Steve Carney. For Carney, it's a season that takes him across the state. "I start way west, work my way east so I'm actually on hot fish all year because I keep changing lakes and regions."
Where Does Fishing Bait Come From?Ask anglers where minnows come from and they'll likely say the bait store. But odds are the bait in your bucket went through Ron Meuwissen's pole barn. "They're gonna work hard or die trying,” Meuwissen said. “That's what they say in the bait store." Ron's dad started Ken's Bait Service back in 1950. It's been supplying bait stores ever since.
Park Rapids Preps For Fishing Opener OnslaughtPark Rapids will be jumping in mere hours with the arrival of the Governor. Tim Young is a great ambassador for the ice-cold 2013 fishing opener. He's been here before.
Leech-less Spring ‘Worst Nightmare' In Bait IndustryMinnesota'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.
Derrick Williams Takes Trade Rumors In StrideIn just over a year in the NBA, Derrick Williams has gone from being the No. 2 overall pick to trade bait. But the Minnesota Timberwolves forward says he is taking the rumors in stride.
Feather Trend Puts Stylists, Fishermen In Same BoatA new trend in Minnesota has stylists scrambling and fishermen hoarding.