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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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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Warden Soon Will Confirm Length Of Devils Lake Tiger Muskie

The angler who gaffed a tiger muskie this week on Devils Lake while ice fishing for northern pike will get to keep the fish if it measures 48 inches or longer, a Devils Lake game warden says.  North Dakota law requires immediate release of muskies measuring less than 48 inches. The tiger muskie, caught Monday near Grahams…
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Advice To Use Caution On The Ice Of Lake Of The Woods Applies On Lakes Everywhere Right Now

Even with the cold snap, it’s the time of year to use extreme caution when venturing out on the ice. I was talking to Frank Walsh of Bay Store Camp on Oak Island of Lake of the Woods earlier this morning, and he said he knows of four vehicles and a snowmobile that have gone…
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