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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New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Draws Strong Support

This week’s bipartisan confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary has been well received by both conservation groups and energy interests. Before being named Interior Secretary, the Montana Republican was elected to the U.S. House in 2014. Here’s a sampling of comments: Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance: “Western Energy Alliance applauds the…
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DNR Makes Case For Increase In Hunting And Fishing Licenses Fees During Thief River Falls Presentation

THIEF RIVER FALLS — A small audience gathered Thursday night in Thief River Falls to hear area and regional staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources make their case for increasing hunting and fishing license fees. Still recovering from rotator cuff surgery in early January, I wasn’t comfortable making the drive to Thief River…
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Devils Lake Fisherman Lands What Likely Will Be New IGFA Line-Class Record White Bass

I received a tip from a Devils Lake reader this morning about Blake LaFleur, a Devils Lake fisherman fishing white bass for the past few winters in pursuit of a new International Game Fish Association line-class record for 2-pound test line. Monday, Feb. 13, LaFleur appears to have landed that white bass line-class record, which…
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Weekend Fishing Updates From Devils Lake, Lake Of The Woods And Lake Winnipeg

I won’t be doing much ice fishing for a few weeks yet as I recover from rotator cuff repair, but from what I’ve heard, the recent warmup in temperatures hasn’t translated into hotter fishing. There’s always exceptions, of course, but for the most part, the opposite has occurred. A Canadian friend who has been fishing…
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