Still Lots Of Ice On Lake Of The Woods

Clouds obscured today’s satellite imagery of Lake of the Woods, but the satellite photo posted yesterday on the MODIS Today website showed Big Traverse Bay remains mostly ice-covered except for Four-Mile Bay at the mouth of the Rainy River and small areas north of Pine Island, near Wheeler’s Point and along the South Shore. Patches…
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An Afternoon Boat Ramp Tour Of The Rivers In GF And EGF

I took a drive this afternoon to check out the four boat ramps in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and was amazed by what I saw. Except for small amounts of shore ice in a couple of spots, the rivers are completely open, and the ramps are clear. Get the boats out of storage.…
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Bighorn Sheep, Rainy River And DU Awards

Some Monday outdoors tidbits: Bighorn sheep outlook improves Nothing’s official yet, but prospects for a bighorn sheep season this fall in North Dakota are improving, based on results from the Game and Fish Department’s annual bighorn sheep survey. Game and Fish this morning said the survey showed a minimum of 292 bighorn sheep in western…
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Ice Rapidly Disappearing On The Rainy River

The border country has gotten nearly a foot of snow in the past day, but that’s not stopping the downstream march of open water on the Rainy River. The river now is open past the International Bridge in Baudette, Minn. — the earliest since 2000, when it opened at the bridge March 11 — based…
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Spring Fishing In Full Swing Along The Rainy River

Like it or not, winter appears to be history, and fishing-wise, it’s time to set the sights on open water. The big news comes from the Rainy River, where Lake of the Woods Tourism this afternoon posted a photo of heavy equipment clearing ice from the boat ramp at Nelson Park in Birchdale, Minn., which…
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