ice fishing

Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza Postponed
The annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza has been postponed due to safety concerns. The charitable ice fishing contest was scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd on Gull Lake but inconsistent ice thickness caused by the relatively warm winter has forced it to be postponed until Saturday, …
Area Fish Houses Need To Be Removed By Midnight Tonight
Ice fishing houses must be removed from area lakes by midnight tonight (3/1), or face the possibility of being confiscated or destroyed -- with owners facing prosecution. Lakes in the northern third of the state don't have removal deadlines until March 16th.
Why Winter Panfish?
Over the years, I have had many people ask me why I prefer to chase panfish during the hard water season. This is never an easy answer for me as there are many reasons for my winter panfish addiction.
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.
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.
Thin Ice Still Possible On Minnesota 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). Yesterday I spoke with Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Chad Thesing, and he offered these tips for stayi…

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