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Gull Lake

May 11, 2018
Multiple bait-and-tackle proprietors in the area advised anglers to fish shallower stretches of the water. With such a late spring thaw, panfish and walleye are likely to seek out warmer, more plentiful ranges. Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Area bait-and-tackle shops gear up for fishing opener after long winter
May 11, 2018 - 3:00am
May 6, 2018
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler embraces Dutch and Irma Cragun Friday, May 4, following a talk sponsored by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. Chelsey Perkins / Brainerd Dispatch
A presidential visit: U of M head speaks in Brainerd lakes
May 6, 2018 - 9:00am
May 4, 2018
The roll-in dock sits on shore at the public access on Pine Mountain Lake in Backus on May 3, 2018. You can see ice still covers about half of the lake's surface. In an April 23 Minnesota DNR news release, Nancy Stewart, water recreation program consultant said, “Because of the late ice-out this year, DNR crews will have a shorter window than usual to get boat ramps and docks ready for the May 12 fishing opener, but we will have as many of them ready as possible." Photo: Denton Newman Jr. /
Will ice go out in time for fishing opener?
May 4, 2018 - 11:41am
Taken a year ago on April 27, 2017 (left): Gull Lake beachside seating at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa accommodates viewing of wide open water vistas. One year later on April 27, 2018 (right): The same scene offers frozen-over emptiness, after a seemingly endless winter. Image credits go to Grand View Lodge lake-cam, captured and submitted by Steve Olson, Flying Cloud Exposures, Baxter.
What a difference a year makes
May 4, 2018 - 3:00am
March 2, 2018
Women-only ice fishing tourney on Saturday
March 2, 2018 - 12:30pm
March 1, 2018
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Shelley Scheffel, of Princeton, smiles after her swing at Cowboy’s in Lake Shore during the Gull Lake Frozen Fore event Saturday, Feb. 24.
Frozen Fore brings golfers to Gull Lake
March 1, 2018 - 5:00am
February 23, 2018
The 13th annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore, with the theme "Let the Games Begin," will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25.
Gull Lake Frozen Fore events on tap this weekend
February 23, 2018 - 7:00am
February 19, 2018
The 13th annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore, with the theme "Let the Games Begin," will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25. For more info go to
Gull Lake Frozen Fore events are Feb. 23-25
February 19, 2018 - 7:00am
February 14, 2018
Hockey: Northwoods Pond Hockey Classic this weekend
February 14, 2018 - 12:30pm
February 8, 2018
Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza winners Stephan (left) and Ivan Lyogky submitted to polygraph tests concerning whether they cheated. The father and son successfully passed the tests, the Jaycees reported. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Polygraph exams find 'no deception' among ice-fishing contest winners
February 8, 2018 - 5:23pm
January 29, 2018
Thousands of anglers gather on Hole-in-the-day Bay on Gull Lake Saturday for the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice-fishing Extravaganza. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Extravaganza brings out the spirit of brotherhood
January 29, 2018 - 4:00am
January 28, 2018
Stephen Lyogky (left) and his father Ivan Lyogky (right) from Hartville, Ohio, talk with radio host Brian Moon of B93.3. The Lyogkys took first and third place respectively with a 3.10 pound northern pike and 2.89 pound northern pike Saturday at the Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch -- Gallery and Video
3.10 pound northern pike wins Jaycees Ice-fishing Extravaganza
January 28, 2018 - 6:55pm
January 26, 2018
Motorists who travel Highway 371 between Brainerd and Nisswa will encounter slow or stopped traffic when the road is reduced to a single lane, and flaggers control traffic at various locations,  from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
Motorists urged to use caution on Highway 371 Saturday during Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake
January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
Volunteer Jenni Bailey holds a tent post in place Thursday while crews assemble the tents and portable buildings for this Saturday’s Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Weather and ice and everything nice for Saturday's Ice Fishing Extravaganza
January 26, 2018 - 5:00am
January 19, 2018
Sgt. D.J. Downie, a member of the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, dips a tape measure into the icy waters of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Measurements were to check the ice depth for the upcoming Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch -- Gallery and Video
Ice check yields excitement for fishing contest on Gull Lake
January 19, 2018 - 3:00am