A buck in velvet. (Sam Cook photo)

Summertime, And The Deer Are Livin’ Easy

In the past few days, I’ve happened onto a few deer in the woods — all within the city of Duluth. No surprise there. We have lots of deer around. The doe and fawns were in our wooded back yard, the buck at Hartley Park. They’re especially handsome in their summer colors.

Andre Slette of Hawley, Minn., has established the first catch-and-release record for muskie in Minnesota. DNR photo

Minnesota C-and-R Muskie Record Set

Andrew Slette of Hawley, Minn., has set Minnesota’s first catch-and-release state record for muskellunge. He was fishing with a top-water lure on June 25 when he hooked a muskie that measured 56 7/8 inches long with an estimated girth of 25 1/2 inches on Pelican Lake in Otter Tail County. This is the first year…
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Climbers To Hold Mid-Summer Rendezvous

The Duluth Climbers Coalition will hold its Mid-Summer Climbing Rendezvous from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Ely’s Peak in West Duluth. It’s an opportunity for climbers of all ages and skill levels to come together for a day on the rocks. Experienced local climbers will point out trails and climbs, relate…
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t051014 --- Clint Austin --- austinOPENER0511c10 --- A walleye splashes at the surface at the water while it is being landed on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River during the Minnesota fishing opener Saturday morning. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Red Lake Anglers Get An Extra Walleye Starting Wednesday

The current three-fish bag limit, in place last winter and through the 2016 fishing opener, will be increased to four fish. The existing size regulation allowing one walleye longer than 17 inches in the daily bag will remain in effect. “Mid-season adjustments to walleye size limits or bag limits have been common practice for managing…
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A lake trout comes to the net on Lake Superior. (News Tribune file photo)

Jaws Fishing Derby Results Listed

Here are the results from the Jaws Fishing Derby, which was held June 3-5 on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River by the Western Lake Superior Trolling Association. A total of 311 anglers took part, raising more than $1,700 for Just Kids Dental. Lake Trout 1.  Brian Highlen       15.10  pounds 2. Aaron Staupe        12.15…
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