Rainy Lake fishing guide Barry ‘Woody’ Woods earns place in Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.RELATED CONTENT
A quick look at activities and events from the outdoors.
A list of big fish caught recently.
From the “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” department, here’s a great new concept in portable ice fishing shelters from Frabill. I’ve fished out flip top-style portable houses for more than 20 years and have always found getting out of the shelters to be a hassle.RELATED CONTENT
Last Sunday, I wrote about Jake’s disappointment when Options Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living in East Grand Forks had to cancel its 18th annual deer hunt for people with disabilities, which had been scheduled for Oct. 10-12 at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn.RELATED CONTENT
As firearms deer seasons approach, retailers across the region say supplies of most rifle ammo are improving, but hunters who wait until the last minute still could have a tough time finding what they want.RELATED CONTENT
The walleye population in Leech Lake remains strong, and anglers should continue to expect quality fishing, a fall test netting survey by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows.
Red Lake Falls angler catches what he believes to be the same albino catfish released four years earlier
Ask Jim Murphy about the fishing around Red Lake Falls, Minn., and he’ll probably say it’s not very good. The skeptic might think Murphy’s telling a fish tale, but as a fisherman, he’s entitled to his secrets.RELATED CONTENT
Jake Morgan had been looking forward to deer hunting this weekend at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, but political in-fighting in Washington killed that plan.RELATED CONTENT
Brad Dokken answers the question, With the colder temperatures in the air, what steps should one take to winterize their boats?
The Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota-Duluth recently launched a Web site (www.nrri.umn.edu/moose) for the public to report moose sightings.RELATED CONTENT
Reports from the Manitoba side of the Red River have been hard to come by this summer. Fast flows and high water levels earlier in the summer are factors. So, too, are U.S. passport requirements and the sluggish economy. I’m here to report the fishing is as good as I’ve seen it.RELATED CONTENT
I’m not ready to let go of summer because I don’t feel we’ve really had one yet. It seems as if we get four bad-weather days for every nice day. If it’s not raining, it’s cool; if it’s not windy, it’s cloudy.RELATED CONTENT
It seemed just a matter of time that North Dakota's 33-pound, 4-ounce channel catfish record would fall. Of course, everyone thought the record would come from the Red River. But Moon Lake?RELATED CONTENT
Spur-of-the-moment muskie-fishing trip to the Ontario side
of Lake off the Woods serves up plenty of memorable encounters Ask any muskie fanatic, and they’ll say it’s not about numbers. Instead, they’ll talk about the hunt, the thrill of the strike, the heart-stopping adrenalin rush of seeing a huge fish appear next to the boat, seemingly out of nowhere.
It’s not the nicest boat in the world, this 1950s-vintage Larson, but in the realm of my fishing experience, at least, there’s not a rig on the water that’s served up more good times than the old 14-foot piece of aluminum.RELATED CONTENT
Headquartered at Walsh’s Bay Store Camp on Oak Island of Lake of the Woods, Operation Muskie is a way to say thanks to soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, organizers say.RELATED CONTENT
The stocking that spring marked the first step in a recovery plan state and tribal officials had signed off on barely a month earlier, in April 1999, to replenish a walleye population driven to the point of collapse by years of commercial over-netting in tribal waters and too much hook-and-line harvest in the state’s 48,000-acre share of the lake.RELATED CONTENT
Already this spring, there’ve been reports of record-breaking cats, including chatter in the forum of a popular North Dakota hunting and fishing Web site, where a fisherman posted photos of himself holding a Red River cat he says measured 44 inches and “unofficially” weighed 35 pounds.RELATED CONTENT
The sturgeon initially was tagged May 11, 1995 in the Rapid River and was estimated at the time to be 45 years old. The database also showed that DNR crews had reported sampling the sturgeon May 20, 2005 and April 30, 2007 — in the Rapid River in both cases.RELATED CONTENT