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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MAPLE LAKE NEAR MENTOR, Minn.—Conditions had changed in the past couple of weeks, and Alex Clauson wasn't sure what to expect on this nighttime bowfishing excursion for carp. The Maple Lake back bay where Clauson, of Crookston, targets the rough fish with his bow wasn't as clear as it had been, aquatic vegetation was becoming more prevalent and the big-scaled beasts he'd come to battle had scattered to other parts of the popular Polk County lake.
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Lake of the Woods Fishing has been good despite variable weather conditions, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported in its weekly update. A jig and a minnow in 15 to 30 feet of water is still the best tactic, but pulling spinners tipped with a crawler or leech in 8 to 15 feet of water also is producing fish. Trolling crankbaits in the shallows later in the day is a good bet, as well.
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To get an event in the calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Events June...
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Lake of the Woods Walleyes continue to hit jig-and-minnow combos in 18 to 28 feet of water along the shore shore and rock reefs farther out, Lake of the Woods Tourism reported. Trolling crankbaits in shallow water in the evening also is a good bet for walleyes right now.
Jack Morrison, 7, of Bemidji, was going to show his grandma how far he could cast Saturday while fishing from a dock on Lake Bemidji when he tied into this...