Grand Forks Peregrine Update; Walleye Busts On Upper Red Lake

Local peregrine pair Terminator and Marv have at least one chick in their nest box atop the UND water tower. According to local raptor expert Tim Driscoll, a licensed bander who keeps close tabs on the birds and bands peregrine chicks every summer, the pair could be seen feeding at least one chick Friday. In…
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Game And Fish Confirms 131-pound Paddlefish As New State Record

It’s official — the 131-pound paddlefish Grant Werkmeister of Williston snagged May 7 has been confirmed as the new state record, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said this morning. Werkmeister snagged the 71-inch fish about 20 miles southwest of Williston near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. Besides being the new…
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A few simple precautions can greatly reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species.

Dayton Declares Saturday As ‘Clean Drain Dry Day’ In Minnesota

In recognition of Minnesota’s fishing opener, Gov. Mark Dayton is proclaiming Saturday as “Clean Drain Dry Day” as part of ongoing efforts to educate boaters and other watercraft operators about the importance of preventing aquatic invasive species. In a news release, conservation group Wildlife Forever said Clean Drain Dry Day also recognizes lake associations and…
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Chris Taylor and Bill Murray won the first  catfish league event Wednesday night on the Red River in Grand Forks.

Catfish League Results, ENDracing Seeks Volunteer With Boat, Greenway Input Session

The Red River Valley Catfish League held its first league night of the season Wednesday night, and 11 boats launched from the North Landing in Grand Forks to compete in the three-hour session. Teams could weigh in two catfish. Bill Murray and Chris Taylor finished first with 31.4 pounds. Rounding out the top three were:…
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Lake Of The Woods Mostly Ice-free

Here’s my assessment of ice conditions on Lake of the Woods: It’s disappearing fast. Clouds have obscured a good view of satellite imagery most of the week, but today’s photo of Lake of the Woods shows most of Big Traverse Bay in U.S. waters is open, and the ice that remains has drifted into Muskeg…
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