STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN April fishing excursion seemed more like February
Sometimes, all you can do is laugh and shake your head, and that was the case this past weekend when a group of us converged on Devils Lake in hopes of chasing a few tip-up flags for northern pike.
T... Posted on 4/8/13 at 10:55 AM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND a little more caution...yes..on the ice
Seems like everyday there's a new concern in/on/around the ice. Today is no different.
Early ice fishing reports from many areas of the state have been promising. However, the North Dakota Game and F... Posted on 1/16/12 at 4:42 PM
NEW PLATEAUS A New Plateaus Christmas: )
Let's go back to my year in China for a moment. In fact, let's turn it back exactly one year. I was walking into my adult English class with my $.45 Santa hat on that I bought at nearby stationary sto... Posted on 12/22/11 at 6:15 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Bass Lake
Recently we went for a drive, one of my favorite drives is to make a large circle and go by Shell Lake and Bass Lake.
Shell Lake only had a few fish houses.
Bass Lake had quite a few houses out. We ... Posted on 1/16/10 at 4:57 AM
It’s time to start thinking about removing permanent fish houses from the ice. That’s the message from officials in Minnesota and North Dakota, where deadlines for getting permanent shelters off the ice are quickly approaching.
Whether a TV reality show about ice fishing launches Isle into the national spotlight and whether the characters paint a picture of the sport that sits well with everyone on the southeastern edge of Mille Lacs Lake remains to be seen.
A new indoor public fish-cleaning station now is open on Devils Lake. According to Suzie Kenner, executive director of the Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau, the 20-foot-by-32-foot fish cleaning facility opened at 6 a.m. Jan. 19 and is located just south of Ed’s Bait Shop along state Highway 20.
Any frequent reader of this column will realize that I’m fairly open-minded about any outdoors discussion and savor a passionate conversation on outdoors topics. One topic that seems to come up fairly frequently is regulations — and whether we need more or less of them.
A novelty nightspot that made a splashy debut on North Lake Lida last winter is back and bigger than before. Hillbillies Ice Hole opened last weekend on the frozen expanse of North Lake Lida and despite frigid temperatures, it drew crowds, owner Josie Norgren said.
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