Pay It Forward Fishing Event Underway On Lake Of The Woods

Lake of the Woods is hosting 60 injured or disabled military veterans from eight states this weekend for the third annual Pay It Forward fishing event. Veterans from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado arrived in the Baudette, Minn., area Thursday and are on the water today and Saturday. Lake…
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DNR Confirmes Starry Stonewort In Upper Red, Cass Lakes; Rita Albrecht Is New Director Of DNR’s Northwest Region

A couple of noteworthy items from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hit my inbox late this morning so I thought I’d share them while they’re fresh. Just days after starry stonewort was confirmed in Turtle Lake in Beltrami County, the invasive algae has been confirmed in Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County and Cass…
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Grand Forks Fisherman ‘Swims With The Fishes’ To Land Big Bass During Cataraft Excursion On Hayes Lake (With Video)

Saturday was a first for me, as I had a chance to fish from a cataraft, courtesy of Grand Forks fly fishing enthusiast Kevin Jeffrey. I’d never heard of a cataraft until contacting Jeffrey a couple of weeks ago about doing a fly fishing story. He suggested fishing with his catarafts, which as the name…
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Monday Updates: Deer, Wolves And Star Of The North Trail.

A few Monday updates: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has started working on a new statewide deer management plan, a project that will unfold in several phases with opportunities for citizen input. In a news release, the DNR said goals for the plan “include setting a statewide harvest objective, describing the DNR’s responsibilities and…
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Catching — And Hearing — Fish On The Manitoba Side Of The Red River.

Sometimes, good stories fall into your lap when you’re not necessarily looking for them. So it was last weekend, when I headed north to visit friends near Lockport, Man., who host a fish fry every summer in mid-August. Purchasing walleyes caught commercially on Lake Winnipeg, my friends this year hosted upwards of 90 people on…
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