Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
let it snow


1 post in this topic

September 7, 2007

For Immediate Release

Terry Severson (218) 283-6600


The rainfall received this week over much of northern Minnesota has moderated fire danger for the short term. Rainfall amounts received across Minnesota varied from a trace to almost six inches. Given the rainfall amounts received, Voyageurs National Park has lifted the ban on fires in the park effective at noon on September 7, 2007.

Once again, visitors can have recreational fires (campfires) in designated metal fire rings. Charcoal fueled fires in metal fire rings and grills are also allowed.

Fires in rock rings are not allowed. Rock rings do not contain fires properly and can allow fire to escape.

The park staff thanks everyone for cooperating with the fire ban during the recent extreme fire danger period.


Reduced fire danger allows fire restrictions to be lifted throughout the state (2007-09-07)

The combination of an increased amount of precipitation, and a return to more normal late summer weather patterns and conditions, with shorter days, cooler temperatures and higher humidity, has reduced the potential for fires to start and spread.

Due to these changes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Superior National Forest, Chippewa National Forest, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that fire restrictions across Minnesota will be lifted, effective at noon, on Friday, Sept. 7.

"The long awaited change in weather patterns significantly decreased fire potential throughout most of the state to once again to allow campfires, recreational fires, and charcoal fires throughout the State," DNR Fire Management Supervisor, Olin Phillips said. "Although the fire restrictions have been lifted, it is still important to remember to be extra careful when enjoying campfires, burning brush piles or debris in burn barrels; or disposing of ash from charcoal grills or other fire containers."

The Chippewa and the Superior National forests will allow the use of campfires, charcoal, and wood-burning camp stoves in all areas of the national forests, including the blowdown area in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

At the same time, the Border Route Trail system will re-open and the entire Kekekabic Trail on the Superior National Forest will re-open for public use. For details, check with one of the forest offices or visit the Superior National Forest Web site at or the Chippewa National Forest Web site at

Burning permits are once again available and will be issued by local fire management agencies.

For more information, contact public information officer, Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, at (218) 327-4558.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Posts

    • CaptJohnWis
      Fishing good today. Finally got a break in the weather! Fished alone. 32 fish total. Ten walleyes mostly big ones but I did keep an eater, rest bass. Three at 25". Biggest bass 19-1/2" - 4.60 lbs. Best lure Fin-S-Fish on 1/4 oz football jig.   I wasted the early morning trying to catch some more big pike - zilch. Downsized lures and got into bass & walleyes. My guess is they are filling up on ciscos - especially based on the pike stomachs yesterday - stuffed!   Today's video
    • james_walleye
      Today was a mirror image of yesterday for us. Caught 15 with 11 being 14-17" and 4 between 19-22". The only thing i can really add is that we couldn't be more subtle with the jigging motion. Most of our hits came by holding the jigs inches off bottom or in that instant that the jig sat on bottom when you made contact with bottom.  
    • noska
      Thanks Rick! 
    • JBMasterAngler
      Gave grindstone a try yesterday. I guess the dredging made a difference, but had I not known it happened, I wouldn't have noticed. Was a bad day for my outboard to have carburetor issues, as the wind was blowing much harder than the predicted 7 MPH. Battery got drained pretty quick trying to troll with the electric motor in that wind. Regardless, was still a nice day. Caught 1 little smallie, a 28 inch pike (which was a blast to catch on ultra light tackle), and a nice 17 inch rainbow trout.
    • fish_hunt_guy
      Got out for the first time this year last weekend. Opening morning got my two roosters and then started scouting. I didnt see much for birds all day until in the evening when I saw about 40-50 redheads on one pond. Set up there the next morning with my old man and we got 3 reds, 3 gwt, and a woodie and mallard drake. Next day saw more ducks on that pond as well and ended up setting up there as well the next morning. We shot 5 bluebills and 2 bonus geese that morning. Then shot a nice fat rooster that day and headed home. Im off the next 6 days after today so we'll see what kind of trouble I can get myself into. I will post pics on the other thread when i get a chance.