Time For Ice Fishing 101!Our recent crazy winter, like Friday's surprise downpour, has been keeping ice fishermen and women on their toes. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak went out with an expert Rapala guide Friday to catch a few fish.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Feb. 20)Here are the events and businesses that Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus covered on WCCO 4 News Saturday Morning!
Coast Guard Advises Caution On Northern Great Lakes IceRain, winds and above-freezing temperatures are in the forecast for this weekend. Those conditions are expected to bring melting and weakening ice in the Great Lakes region.
Officials To Anglers: Don’t Leave Valuables In Ice HousesOfficials in Benton County are urging ice anglers not to leave valuables in fish houses after a string of apparent burglary attempts on a central Minnesota lake.
Brothers' Icehouse Stolen From DrivewayA north metro area man hopes to find his icehouse after it was stolen right out of his own driveway on Wednesday afternoon. Justin Prokash said he and his brother saved up for years and were finally able to buy their icehouse a few months ago.
Ice Angler Shares Story Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning As Warning To OthersCarbon monoxide poisoned Michael Thetreau and three other fisherman in an ice house on Leech Lake in northern Minnesota last weekend. 34-year-old Jaren Johnson died. Emergency crews rushed Michael and two other men to the hospital.
Family, Friends Remember Man Killed By Carbon Monoxide While Ice FishingA Minnesota man is dead after an ice fishing trip with friends. Investigators say carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed 34-year-old Jared Johnson. He was found Sunday afternoon in a fish house on Leech Lake.
Brainerd $150K Ice Fishing Extravanganza DelayedOrganizers of the annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza are postponing the contest for two weeks because of inconsistent ice conditions. Contest officials and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office said Friday the charitable ice-fishing contest on Gull Lake is being delayed until Feb. 6 for safety reasons. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 23.
Outdoor Workers, Enthusiasts Layer Up For Winter BlastMonday's biting cold is a reminder how tough we are to live in Minnesota. Meteorologist Molly Rosenblatt was out in the elements along with people who have to be in them all day on a daily basis.
2 Die After Breaking Through Ice In WisconsinTwo men have died after falling through the ice on a lake in Chippewa County.
Warmer-Than-Average Temps Disappoint Winter Sports FansA warm start to winter is nice for commuters, and our home heating bills, but it's downright brutal for people who love winter sports.
Ice Anglers, Businesses Irked By Mild TempsA vacant parking lot at Hardy's Boats and Bait on Medicine Lake tells a state-wide story. Instead of ice houses, they see golden eyes and mergansers. But ducks are the last thing ice anglers want to see this time of year -- and days like Friday do not help.
St. Paul Ice Fishing Show Returns For 23rd YearThe St. Paul Ice Fishing Show is returning to the RiverCentre this holiday season. For the 23rd year, the ice fishing and winter sports show will draw thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to St. Paul.
DNR Will Allow Ice Anglers To Fish Walleye At Mille Lacs LakeIce anglers will be able to fish for walleye on Minnesota's premiere walleye lake this winter. The DNR announced the winter walleye regulations for Lake Mille Lacs.
DNR Updates Walleye Ice Fishing Rules On Lake Mille LacsAnglers can keep one walleye and five northern pike while ice fishing on Lake Mille Lacs this season, according to new rules from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.