Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University.
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A total of 100 anglers -- the maximum allowed -- fished the Second Annual Wounded Warriors Guide Service Ice Tournament held Jan. 17 on Devils Lake. According to Dave Morse...
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Hitting the bulls-eye is always a good thing when shooting archery, but it wasn't the main focus for the eager fourth- and fifth-graders lined up...
Lake of the Woods Anglers along the south shore in the Pine Island area are heading north 15 miles or more to clearer water, according to the latest report from Lake of the Woods Tourism. The deep mud-bottom areas are producing a mix of walleyes and saugers, while structure near Knight, Bridges and Garden islands is productive, as well. Closer to shore, the area from Morris Point to Zippel Bay is providing decent action in 17 feet to 28 feet of water during the day and in 15 to 18 feet mornings and evenings.
Nolan Bakke 9, Newfolden, Minn., caught and released this 26-inch walleye Jan. 18 on Lake of the Woods while fishing with his dad, Craig, and grandpa Dean Skoien of Roseau,...
Terry Daucsavage of Grand Forks caught this 9 1/2-pound walleye Jan. 18 on Stump Lake. He released the fish after a few quick photos.
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Some years in mid-January, ice fishing is just getting into full swing. But that's certainly not the case this winter. Because of a prolonged cold spell that hit right after the deer opener, some anglers have been on the ice since before Thanksgiving. On the other hand, many hunters have just recently finished up with late-season small game or archery deer hunting and now are shifting gears to ice fishing. So, whether it's your first time on the ice this winter or the 50th, here's a rundown of some of the more prominent regulations that relate to ice fishing.
Several members of the midge family are only present as adults in the winter, and they produce special antifreeze molecules within their bodies to tolerate frigid temperatures once they emerge from the stream. The most abundant of these midge species in southeastern Minnesota trout streams is Diamesa mendotae, which resembles a mosquito in both size and body shape.