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Fishing

Current Fishing Report - Outdoor News

 

New Fishing Regulation for Arrowhead Region:  anglers can keep two pike but must release all from 30 to 40 inches, with only one over 40 inches allowed in possession.

 

License Information and Costs:  There are adult individual angling licenses and licenses for married couples. Anglers can buy licenses for 24-hour, 72-hour and three-year time periods. Lifetime licenses can keep someone fishing long into the future, and come at great prices, especially for children 3 and under and those ages 51 and older. Lifetime licenses also can be given as gifts.

Youth ages 16 and 17 can buy an annual license for $5. Minnesotans 15 and under are not required to buy a license to fish but must comply with fishing regulations. All nonresidents need a license, except those age 15 and younger do not need one if a parent or guardian is licensed.

Buy licenses at any DNR license agent, online with a mobile or desktop device at mndnr.gov/buyalicense, or by phone at 888-665-4236.

 

Fishing Articles

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-Keys to Successful Fish Guiding Business

-Places to End Another Season of Fishing by Jed Ninefeldt

-Pre-Fishing for Success

-Smallmouth by Location

-The Fishing Opener by Jed Ninefeldt

-Tips to a Top Fishing Guide

-Tips to catching Catfish

-Tips to Trophy Muskies

-Tips to Trophy Walleyes

-What is the Duluth Bass Club by Jed Ninefeldt

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Minnesota Bass Nation

 

 

-Seasonal Transitions by Jed Ninefeldt

 

-Area Fishing Report by Jeff Sundin

-Minnesota Fishing (all you need to know)

 

-Bass Fishing - Outdoor News

-Bass Pro Fishing Tips

Places to End Another Season of Fishing by Jed Ninefeldt
Places to End Another Season of Fishing

By Jed Ninefeldt

 

When another season for fishing inland lakes for walleyes and northern pike comes to a close each February there are some particular places that make for good fishing.  The weather may not be the best but some consistently productive late season local destinations are there for your hard water fix.  For late season walleyes, it’s a toss-up between Boulder Lake, Northwest of Duluth, or Eagle Lake, just outside of Cromwell.  Neither one of these lakes are going to produce the next state record, but you’ll catch plenty of walleyes roughly the size of a 20 ounce pop bottle.  If big Pike is your goal, then Big Hanging Horn, just outside of Barnum, Lake Winnibigoshish, or  Leech Lake, outside of Bena, are prime locations.  With all of these lakes I would fish the weed line and breaks.  

 

If you have the time and want to travel, Red Lake and Lake of the Woods are producing walleyes.  The better number of walleyes on Lake of the Woods are coming from Knight Shoals and Garden Island.  It’s at least a fifty minute drive across the ice if you access the lake at Wheelers Point.   

 

If you’re tired of fishing hard water then the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin is your ticket for fishing open water.  Pepin is producing a good number of walleyes and the Sauger limit is six combined and the season never closes.

 

If the weather does not cooperate for the last weekend of inland fishing there is always the boat show this week at the DECC.  There will be plenty to see and dream about.  It’s always a great chance to get out and see the new gear and gimmicks.  Plenty of dealers will be on hand to price out docks, boat lifts, boats, etc.  It’s also a chance to plan your summer vacation through with one on the resorts.  And, if you really need a fishing fix, head for trout in the trout pond