Minnesota Anglers Buying Licenses At Fast Pace

Sales of Minnesota fishing licenses are outstripping last year by a long shot and are running ahead of the past several years, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s inland fishing opener is Saturday. Sales through the weekend before opener were at 315,252, up from about 237,000 last year and about 152,000 in 2013.…
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Ma And The Cubs Come To Visit The Johnsons

Bill and Mary Johnson had a surprise last Wednesday night at their home about two miles west of Two Harbors. Mary looked out and saw what at first she thought to be three bears. But then she and Bill spotted a fourth. It appeared to be a sow in the distance and three yearling cubs…
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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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