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March 19, 2017
Dan Wilfond, right, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist at French River, prepares to measure a northern pike while doing a fisheries survey on Grand Lake north of Duluth in 2015. At left is Peter Nasby, a DNR fisheries intern. Forum News Servce file photo
Outdoor groups urge Minn. lawmakers to approve fee increases
March 19, 2017 - 11:00am
March 18, 2017
My tackle box is full of compartments meant to keep me tidy. By the end of the season, nothing makes sense there. Jigs are mingled with spinners, sinkers are mixed with swivels, hooks are tangled up with each other, and dried nightcrawlers and leeches are scattered throughout the box. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Last Windrow: It's time to sort tackle
March 18, 2017 - 6:35am
March 5, 2017
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Conservation advocacy born from immersion in outdoors
March 5, 2017 - 4:43pm
Minn. pike regs stay same for 2017
March 5, 2017 - 8:01am
February 26, 2017
Veteran professional walleye angler Ted Takasaki will give trolling and jigging seminars during the Red River Valley Sportsmen's Show that gets underway Thursday at the Fargodome. (Photo courtesy of Ted Takasaki)
Ted Takasaki offers walleye tips and techniques
February 26, 2017 - 3:10pm
February 25, 2017
DNR staff highlight need for Minn. license fee increase
February 25, 2017 - 10:17am
February 19, 2017
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Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
February 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
February 1, 2017
Travis Grimler/Echo Journal 
Les Laidlaw, of Mankato, who won the 27th annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza, recounts to the Power Loon's Brian Moon how he hooked the winning fish of the day, and how it hooked him back. Unhooking the fish, Laidlaw took a treble hook to the hand.
Ice Fishing Extravaganza: Northern pike takes top spot
February 1, 2017 - 11:03pm
January 29, 2017
The Last Windrow: Thinking about spring
January 29, 2017 - 9:33pm
January 28, 2017
Pequot Lakes student Blake Lane caught a 10-pound walleye while fishing on Pelican Lake Thursday, Jan. 14. Submitted photo
Big walleye
January 28, 2017 - 12:02am
January 15, 2017
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are considering reducing the state's walleye limit from six to four. News Tribune file
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
January 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
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Passing along a pastime: Veteran darkhouse spearers welcoming youth and new families
January 15, 2017 - 10:09am
DNR finds zebra mussels in Leech Lake
December 15, 2016 - 8:53pm
October 12, 2016
Former and current fishing guides with the 48-year-old Nisswa Guides League gather for a photo Sunday, Oct. 9, at a reunion at Grand View Lodge organized by Fred Boos of Grand View. Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal
Legendary fishing guides reunite: Nisswa Guides League going strong for nearly 50 years
October 12, 2016 - 9:17am