Duck On A Small Pond

    You’ve got to love this.      One of my co-workers, Mary Beamish, came to work on this rainy Friday reporting that she had seen a drake mallard swimming in a pothole on 53rd Avenue East between Tioga and Colorado streets. Finally. For so long, Duluth’s potholes have gotten a bum rap. Our citizens harangue…
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Steelhead Run Update

    Minnesota’s North Shore steelhead fishing has been hampered by high water and cold rivers, but some fish are moving up streams. Department of Natural Resources officials count steelhead (Lake Superior migratory rainbow trout) and Kamloops rainbow trout at traps on the Knife and French rivers. Here are totals through Wednesday (April 23):      Knife River…
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Rain

    After nearly a week of snowmelt runoff, a good, honest rain moved through Monday night. I had made a small fire from brush I picked up in the yard, and I was watching it burn, enjoying the aroma of woodsmoke, when I saw the dark blue of the front in the west.     I…
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Water, Water…

    Lots of steelhead anglers were out over the weekend. Most North Shore streams were in good shape but too cold to draw any of the big rainbows in from Lake Superior. With rain in the forecast for today (Monday) and Tuesday, the rivers may be too high to be fishable for another few days.…
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Spawn Bags On The North Shore?

Some North Shore anglers are wondering whether they can continue to use a form of home-packaged bait to fish for kamloops rainbow trout and steelhead. Recent comments by Duluth-area Conservation Officer Kipp Duncan on KDAL-AM radio have raised questions about the legal use of spawn bags. The topic was also discussed in a recent newsletter of…
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