The Weather Was Cold, But The Fishing Was Pretty Hot During Trip To Ballard’s Resort On Lake Of The Woods

The temperature Sunday morning in Baudette, Minn., was 53 degrees colder than it is as I write this Monday afternoon in Grand Forks, but the frigid weather didn’t put the chill on an ice fishing excursion yesterday on Lake of the Woods. The action Sunday was downright hot, at times. And fishing in the heated…
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Ice Is Rough In Places, But Thickness And Water Clarity Shaping Up Nicely On Lake Of The Woods

Ice is gaining thickness quickly on Lake of the Woods with the continuing cold snap, but I hadn’t read any reports on water clarity, so I emailed Joe Henry of Lake of the Woods Tourism to see what he had heard. Water clarity can make or break fishing success on Lake of the Woods, and…
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Early Ice Fishing Reports Across The Region Are Spotty, But Better Days Are On The Horizon

You could almost watch the ice forming in real time the past few days with the drastic arrival of winter and the onset of cold temperatures. For ice fishing enthusiasts, the arctic blast came none too soon. Slowly but surely, ice fishing is getting underway on lakes across the region. Upper Red, as is typical, is…
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October Recap: Ruffed Grouse And Fishing

Is it just me, or did October fly by in a blur? Once again, the best month of the year passed much too quickly. As I do every year, I hosted several friends at the getaway in northern Minnesota the third week of October. Ruffed grouse were the primary target, but a few of us…
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Feds List The Zander As Injurious Fish Species

A fish species once stocked in North Dakota is among 10 nonnative freshwater fish and one nonnative freshwater crayfish species being listed as “injurious wildlife” under the Lacey Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. In a final rule that will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, the Service…
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