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February 20, 2017
Blake LaFleur of Devils Lake caught this 18½ -inch white bass Feb. 13 on Devils Lake. He is submitting the catch, which weighed 4.27 and 4.32 pounds, to the International Game Fish Association as a world record for 2-pound-test line. Confirmation will take several months. (Submitted photo)play button
Devils Lake angler catches potential world record white bass
February 20, 2017 - 6:51pm
February 19, 2017
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Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
February 19, 2017 - 1:35pm
Dokken:Fee hike for hunting, fishing licenses faces uphill battle in Minn.
February 19, 2017 - 12:28pm
Before dawn on Monday, Feb. 13, Caleb Utyro of Superior casts his fishing line into Lake Superior near the mouth of the French River northeast of Duluth. He was among many anglers fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout that morning. Sam Cook / Forum News Service
Kamloops rainbows and coho salmon provide early-morning action near the French River
February 19, 2017 - 11:27am
January 15, 2017
A Minnesota angler holds a walleye before releasing it. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are considering reducing the state's walleye limit from six to four. News Tribune file
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
January 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
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Passing along a pastime: Veteran darkhouse spearers welcoming youth and new families
January 15, 2017 - 10:09am
December 28, 2016
An angler holds a good-sized walleye caught on Mille Lacs Lake in July 2013. (Forum News Service file photo)
Top 10: No. 6 - Lack of Mille Lacs walleye persists in 2016
December 28, 2016 - 12:45pm
December 12, 2016
DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes
December 12, 2016 - 9:46pm
December 8, 2016
The DNR confirmed more than 30 veligers from a sample collected in deep water off the shore of Portage Bay, on the northeast side of the 110,000-acre lake, and more than 40 veligers from a sample collected in the center of Kabekona Bay, on Leech Lake's western edge, a news release said. No veligers were present in samples collected from three other sites between Portage and Kabekona bays. The two sites where veligers were confirmed are nearly 17 miles apart. MnDNR Graphic
DNR finds zebra mussels in Leech Lake
December 8, 2016 - 9:50pm
December 2, 2016
What's Up Outdoors: Open water winter fishing
December 2, 2016 - 11:01pm
November 15, 2016
Mille Lacs Band stocks thousands of walleye in area lakes
November 15, 2016 - 9:43pm
October 14, 2016
Former and current fishing guides with the 48-year-old Nisswa Guides League gather for a photo Sunday, Oct. 9, at a reunion at Grand View Lodge organized by Fred Boos of Grand View. 
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Legendary fishing guides reunite
October 14, 2016 - 8:24pm
September 27, 2016
Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 13
September 27, 2016 - 8:47pm
Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
A pair of anglers fish the Mississippi River above the Brainerd hydro dam Tuesday as the autumn leaf color in Central Minnesota begins to appear.
Autumn Anglers
September 27, 2016 - 8:47pm
September 13, 2016
One of several protest signs against The Harbor housing development stands on the lawn of East Gull Lake City Hall ahead of a meeting to permit the project Tuesday. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
'The Harbor' is a go in East Gull Lake
September 13, 2016 - 11:10pm