Friday Outdoors Updates

A few odds and ends on this chilly Friday: Bring on the cold The onset of cold weather came none too soon for ice fishing enthusiasts across the region and the resorts and outfitters who depend on those ice fishing enthusiasts for their winter income. Photos this morning on various social media sites show Lake…
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Balmy Weather Offers ‘bonus Days’ Fishing Greenback Walleyes On The Manitoba Side Of The Red

With temperatures forecast to rise into the 50s this past weekend, I couldn’t resist the invitation a Canadian friend dangled last week to join him for a couple of days to fish “greenback” walleyes on the Manitoba side of the Red River near Lake Winnipeg. Few places within easy driving distance offer a better shot…
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The Mystery Of The Catfish Puncture Wounds

Catfish action is winding down for the season with the onset of cooler weather and falling water temperatures, but there still may be a few more days to do battle with the whiskered brutes that roam the Red River — especially with weekend forecasts that call for highs in the 70s. Kent Hollands of Grand…
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Drayton Girl Wins Local Catfish Tournament

A 10-year-old girl took first place in the Whopper category Saturday during the annual Rod and Reel Rally Catfishing Tournament in Drayton, N.D. Kiara Aasand, 10, of Drayton, landed a 35.75-inch, 19.9-pound catfish to land big fish honors and a check for $1,600. According to a news release from the Drayton Community Chamber of Commerce,…
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Video Marks River Keepers’ 25th Anniversary

River Keepers, the Fargo-Moorhead group that serves as an advocate for the Red River, is marking its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, Bailey Aanenson of River Keepers produced a video about the group’s accomplishments and how they’ve helped change public perceptions of the Red River from being a place to avoid to…
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