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Minnesota Fishing Opener: Pete 6, Fish 0 (Walleye Did Not Participate)

I spent the 2015 Minnesota fishing opener today in my kayak on the Sauk River chain of lakes near Richmond, and ended the day with 4 Small Mouth Bass, 1 Northern, and a Channel Catfish. Apparently the Walleye were scratched from today's lineup.

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New Mille Lacs Walleye Regulations

The restrictive walleye regulations are necessary to keep walleye harvest within the lake’s established safe harvest level.

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Bryan Sikora/ThinkStock
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Thin Ice Still Possible On Area Lakes

Take a look at my top-ten list of fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (somewhere between being buried in an avalanche and spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). Just this Sunday a man went through the ice on his ATV on Lake Koronis near Paynesville.

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I’ll See You At The Brainerd Jaycee’s $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Have you ever been to the Ice Fishing Extravaganza on 'Hole In The Day' Bay on Gull Lake? I went last year and you have to see it to believe it. 13,000+ participants. 2,000+ spectators. 1,000+ fish caught. Come on out and celebrate winter in Minnesota with me on January 24th.

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Jerry Carlson / Although this new lake exploration did not yield numerous fish, it did show promise and the need for a return trip.
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Exploring New Water Has Benefits

It wasn’t much to go on. The reports I had heard about respectable sunfish on this lake left us a little skeptical. Still, a person doesn’t learn uncharted territory without a little effort.

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Jerry Carlson -- Winter panfishing with plastic is an underutilized technique.
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Ice Fishing With Plastic: An Under Utilized Technique

It wasn't until March of last winter that I received the green light from my oncologist. After an extended recuperation period from my cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant, she said she would allow me to do some limited ice fishing.

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Rainy Lake Eyes Doing Well

It was the ninth year of our annual fishing trip to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota. During the previous years, we had been very successful in learning the routine for catching walleye on the mid lake reefs and structure. This year was promising to be a bit different.

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Your Least Favorite Part Of Summer [POLL]

Let Summertime kick in, it was a long grueling Winter, now it's time to play in the sun.

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What Is Your Leisure Activity For Summer ? [POLL]

Ahh leisure time, the time to maybe relax, get involved in a sport, party or whatever it's your time so what do you find is leisure time to you for the summer?

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Just What The HELL is Happening in the Idaho Governor’s Race? [VIDEO]

THERE. ARE. NO. WORDS.

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Tip for Minnesota Fishing Opener: Catch a Catfish Without a Rod and Reel! [VIDEO]

Here's an innovative fishing tip from survival expert Tim Jones; how to make a Native American catfish trap.

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Hammerhead Shark Tows Kayaker For Two Hours [VIDEO]

Ever had to clear the ocean because of sharks? I have as a surfer, not a lot but a few times I have. That's where the lifeguards on look out come in handy.

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