Weedline walleye, bass and pike

Weeds and fish are a mix that mid-summer anglers should take full advantage of. Weedline walleye, bass and pike are there for the taking if you just know how to locate them. Weed lines attract and concentrate a variety of species, which can make them easy to find. If you can locate the weeds, you can find the fish. The easiest edge for anglers to fish, has to be the deep weed line. That's the deepest part of the weeds, where they can no longer grow because of the lack of sunlight. An edge is
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  • Minnesota DNR praises new aquatic invasive species law

    Minnesota DNR praises new aquatic invasive species law

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    The Minnesota DNR aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and trailer decal program, which was due to launch this year, was repealed by the Minnesota Legislature during its recently completed special session. In its place, the Legislature added an AIS affirmation provision to some licenses. The affirmation will be added to new watercraft and nonresident fishing licenses [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Fish stocking improves Minnesota walleye waters

    Fish stocking improves Minnesota walleye waters

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    Anglers in the area are never far from a lake where they can catch Minnesota walleye; fish stocking keeps it that way. Stocking Minnesota walleye involves taking eggs from waters that have reproducing walleye populations and releasing newly hatched fry or small Minnesota walleye fingerlings into lakes that don’t have reproducing populations. The Minnesota Department [...] [ Read More ... ]

    Summer walleyes are hot!

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    Summer walleyes are hot!

    With June in full swing, the action with summer walleyes is really starting to heat up. When the sun begins to push water temps into the lukewarm range, walleye activity increases accordingly. Although some may find the going a little tough this time of the year, those that are willing to change how and where [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Economical soft bass swimbaits

    It should come as no surprise to most anglers that if you want to catch bass, swimbaits will land you the fish. A lot of fish, and big fish. It’s a tournament anglers dream. Like a lot of upper Midwest bass anglers, I started to experiment with soft-bodied swimbaits about 3 years ago, thanks in [...] [ Read More ... ]



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    Waterfowl serve as reservoirs for avian influenza

    “We know that waterfowl serve as reservoirs for avian influenza because they contract the virus, but normally are not killed by it. However, what we don’t know is what role wildlife may have played in recent infections in domestic poultry,” said Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager. “We’re continuing to take a science-based approach to [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Better fishing thanks to MN DNR musky study

    The MN DNR musky study involves collecting information and studying musky populations; measurements are recorded, sex of the fish is identified, and an electronic tag implanted in the fish is scanned, before it is returned to the lake. One day, it could take an angler’s lure and provide a long-remembered thrill. This process allows the [...] [ Read More ... ]

    New MN DNR deer pop...

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    New MN DNR deer population goals established

    New MN DNR deer population goals have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota, covering 40 of 128 deer permit areas in the state. As a result, 85 percent of the 40 areas will be managed for populations higher than those experienced in 2014. [...] [ Read More ... ]

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    Don’t miss the MN kids fish free weekend!

    The annual MN kids fish free weekend falls this year from Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, and Minnesotans age 16 or older don’t need a fishing license to take a child age 15 or younger fishing during this event. “This is an annual opportunity to introduce a child to fishing without the prior [...] [ Read More ... ]