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March 10, 2017
Jurisdiction in activist netting case remains uncertain
Whether a federal or state judge should preside over the case of two Anishinaabe treaty rights activists charged with illegally setting a gill...
March 10, 2017 - 5:30am
February 22, 2017
Frozen Fore set for this weekend
The 12th annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore, a winter golf and snowmobile charity event, is set for Friday-Sunday at locations around Gull Lake with...
February 22, 2017 - 2:01pm
February 13, 2017
Snowmobile crash injures man
A man was injured in a snowmobile crash at 6:11 p.m. Saturday on Gull Lake in rural Brainerd. The Cass County Sheriff's Office reported deputies...
February 13, 2017 - 11:41pm
January 30, 2017
Extravaganza Fishing Contest: Spectators make fishing contest a tradition too
HOLE-IN-THE-DAY BAY—"It's just amazing to me," Jill Katz said as she looked out over the expanse of anglers at the 27th annual Brainerd...
January 30, 2017 - 12:14pm
January 28, 2017
Ice Fishing Extravaganza: Pike tops leaderboard at 27th annual contest: Tullibee fill 137 of 150 top spots
HOLE-IN-THE-DAY BAY—Les Laidlaw caught the biggest fish during the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza Saturday—and...
January 28, 2017 - 9:11pm
January 26, 2017
Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 Jan. 28 during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake
BAXTER—Motorists will encounter slow or stopped traffic on both directions of Highway 371 between Brainerd and Nisswa as the road is reduced to a single lane and flaggers control traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. The closures are needed to accommodate increased...
January 26, 2017 - 11:16pm
Anglers primed for Extravaganza: Favorable weather expected for Saturday's contest
HOLE-IN-THE-DAY BAY—Dan Larson called it a test run, sitting unsheltered on frozen Gull Lake Wednesday night. He and a growing number of...
January 26, 2017 - 7:33pm
January 16, 2017
Sunset on Gull
The sun sets on Hole-in-the-Day Bay Saturday. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
January 16, 2017 - 8:34pm
January 15, 2017
Free intro to ice fishing planned for youths, veterans
The Big Fish and Fry program is coming to an area lake in an effort to introduce ice fishing to children, veterans and their friends and families free of charge. The day program is planned from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 21 and 22 at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Co-founders Pat Walrath...
January 15, 2017 - 9:22am
Where to win on the frozen water
If spending an afternoon on a frozen lake for a chance at catching fish doesn't float your boat, there may be a way to sweeten the pot. Each...
January 15, 2017 - 9:20am
January 10, 2017
Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza set for Jan. 28
The 27th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza set for Jan. 28 on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake is looking for attendees...
January 10, 2017 - 12:58pm
CO Report: Ice improving, fishing success varys
CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) primarily checked ice anglers. The perch bite is good while the walleye and northern fishing was slow. A complaint of a truck driving on a snowmobile trail was taken. Enforcement action was taken for extra lines, no fishing license, unattended lines, marijuana...
January 10, 2017 - 12:16pm
December 6, 2016
Ice and Waves
With the temperature dropping, high winds pushed waves into the ice-covered shoreline forming icicles on plants on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull...
December 6, 2016 - 6:40pm
October 25, 2016
Reader Opinion: Gull Lake is suffering
Zebra mussels have changed our lake. Most people will say "clarity" is the big change. The clarity is temporary. There is a silt left on the bottom that increases turbidity with increased water activity. I swim. In July of this year, on weekends, the water became too dirty to swim....
October 25, 2016 - 5:56pm
October 22, 2016
Lake Mille Lacs Smallmouth bass are showing no sign of slowing down. The bite continues to be consistently good with plastics or crankbaits on the shallow and deep rock reefs and points. Muskie and northern pike reports have varied, but the big fish should start hitting as soon as...
October 22, 2016 - 6:11pm