Slow — But Pleasant — Day At The French River

   

Project Aims To Determine Number Of St. Louis River Walleyes

I was on the St. Louis River last week with biologists from the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources who are doing a population assessment on the river’s walleyes. Through electro-fishing, the agencies hope to capture and tag up to 7,000 walleyes. Later, when some of those fish are recaptured by anglers, the DNRs…
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Smelt Run Still In Early Stages

The smelt run in the Duluth area hasn’t really begun with any consistency, according to reports. Dick Martin of the Lake Superior Fish Co. in Superior said his crew picked up a few smelt on Monday but he’s unsure of the status of the run. “I’d like to see a couple or three days before…
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Time Of Offer Feedback On Wisconsin Deer Recommendations

Douglas County’s Deer Advisory Council has released its preliminary antlerless quota and permit level recommendations for public comment. The council is recommending antlerless quotas and permit levels that would increase the deer population, a goal that was established during the 2014 meetings. To offer feedback, through Wednesday, go to http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/cdac.html. Final recommendations will be sent…
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Rainy River Walleye Action Ready To Bust Loose

  I spent a good day on the Rainy River near Baudette on Thursday with three generations of Duluth’s Maas family — grandpa Rob Maas, son Todd Maas and grandson Wyatt Maas. We caught 20 walleyes, many from 20 to 26 inches long, during the day. That isn’t fast action by Rainy River standards, but…
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