Cats Incredible Lottery Set For 6 P.m. March 7 At EGF Eagles Club

The lottery drawing for this year’s Cats Incredible Catfish tournament is set for 6 p.m. March 7 at the Eagles Club in East Grand Forks. According to a news release from The Chamber, registration officially opens Tuesday, and applications can be hand-delivered or mailed to The Chamber office at 202 N. Third St. in downtown…
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Rapala Acquires StrikeMaster

Consolidation has been the trend in the fishing industry in recent years, and the latest example occurred today, with the announcement that Rapala has purchased Minnesota-based StrikeMaster Corp., and the Mora ICE brand — companies both known for their ice augers. A Swedish company, Mora is best known for its ice augers and cutting blades.…
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DNR Sets Open Houses On Changes In Special Pike Regs

The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled open houses from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at four locations in northwest Minnesota to take input and provide information about why it dropped special northern pike regulations on 15 lakes. Among those 15 lakes were Campbell Lake in Beltrami County, Cotton and Big Floyd lakes in…
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‘Catching Catfish’ Class Set For Feb. 15 At Stanford Center In GF

If the idea of doing battle with a big Red River catfish is sounding pretty good right about now, there’s an opportunity to learn more about catching them next Wednesday night. Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick will be teaching a “Catching Catfish” class from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Stanford Center…
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Eelpout Festival Includes Scotch And Kilt Parade

As an outdoor writer, I’ve gotten invitations to go on hunting and fishing excursions, but I’ll have to say the invite I received this afternoon was a first. The makers of Laphroaig Scotch extended an offer to sample their products Feb. 17-18 during the 33rd Annual International Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake in Walker, Minn.…
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