Red River Valley Catfish League Ramps Up For 2017 Fishing Season

You know summer’s not far away in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks when plans start taking shape for the Red River Valley Catfish League. Along those lines, Grand Forks catfish guide Brad Durick sent me some information this morning about the upcoming catfish league season. First up, league organizers again this year are holding…
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Mud Line As Seen From The Air Clearly Tells The Story Of Fishing On Lake Of The Woods And Rainy River

Fishing on the Rainy River has taken a predictable turn for the slower in the past week with the opening of the dam in International Falls, Minn., and two major tributaries — the Little Fork and Big Fork rivers — losing their ice. The opening of the tributaries coupled with spring runoff turns the river…
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Blinds For Viewing Drumming Ruffed Grouse, Dancing Sharptails Will Be Available This Spring In The Lake Of The Woods Area

The prairie chicken blinds at Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge in Polk County are perennially popular springtime attractions, but a couple of other fun viewing opportunities also are available in northwest Minnesota. Norris Camp south of Roosevelt, Minn., headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management area, offers a blind for viewing drumming ruffed grouse. Male ruffed…
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Devils Lake Tiger Muskie Falls Short Of Legal Length; Angler Receives Noncriminal Citation

A tiger muskie caught March 20 on Devils Lake was short of legal length, and the Wisconsin fisherman who fatally gaffed the fish thinking it was a northern pike has received a noncriminal citation, a local game warden says. Muskies must be at least 48 inches long in North Dakota before they can legally be…
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Rainy River Now Open To Wheeler’s Point And Fishing Has Been Good

A trip to Lake of the Woods country right now offers the opportunity to fish in a boat or fish through the ice. Caution is the buzzword, though, for anyone venturing out on the ice. Ice is good in some areas, but bad in others, and spots that are good one day can be dangerous…
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