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June 15, 2019
After bow fishing Baxter resident Jason Fugate landed a rare golden hued bigmouth buffalo fish in April, the natural science community took notice of the fish. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch   play button
The Golden Fish: Ailing Baxter man pulls living symbol of hope out of local waters
June 15, 2019 - 8:00am
June 10, 2019
Health officials recommend anglers have an electrician’s pliers with a wire-cutting blade and disinfecting solution in their tackle boxes. Submitted photo
Hooked? What to do if you get "caught" up in all the fun
June 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Crow Wing Energized: Fishing for Healthy Foods and Funds
June 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
June 4, 2019
Jim Kalkofen (left) and Al Lindner hold up a couple of walleye they caught Saturday, June 1, during the Minnesota Fishing Challenge on Gull Lake. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
A hot bite, a growing sport: Student anglers kick off tournament season by partnering with Minnesota Fishing Challenge
June 4, 2019 - 9:44am
May 19, 2019
Morel mushrooms aren't just tasty with wild game, but are also photogenic. Photo by Jamie Dietman
What's Up Outdoors: It's prime time for outdoor enthusiasts
May 19, 2019 - 9:30am
May 13, 2019
An angler puts in a line at Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day Bay, Saturday, May 11, during fishing opener. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fishing opener proves successful for some: Walleye biting on Mille Lacs, crappies in Brainerd area
May 13, 2019 - 5:00am
May 10, 2019
Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. Forum News Service file photo
This Saturday, about 500,000 anglers will visit Minnesota waters to catch a fish. Here's a closer look.
May 10, 2019 - 10:56am
A panfish angler fishes the narrows Thursday, May 9, on Upper Gull Lake near Bar Harbor Supper Club. The opener for walleye and northern pike begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Temperamental weather, low minnow populations to factor in fishing opener
May 10, 2019 - 8:24am
May 9, 2019
Crow Wing County preps for fishing opener, aquatic invasive species
May 9, 2019 - 9:25am
April 20, 2019
What's Up Outdoors: Ready for Rainy River sturgeon
April 20, 2019 - 4:30am
April 14, 2019
Hannah Mishler, a conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, visits with Wyatt Casavan (from left) of Red Lake Falls, Minn., Cameron Dahedl of Bemidji and Kevin Longtin (partially obscured, far right) of Grand Forks on Friday, April 5, 2019, during a check of anglers fishing the Rainy River near Clementson, Minn. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
All in a day’s work on the Rainy River
April 14, 2019 - 8:01am
April 7, 2019
Headwaters Lake outpost camp, as seen in July 1996. The outpost camp is about a 120-mile floatplane ride from Red Lake, Ont., a departure point for outdoor adventures about 425 miles northeast of Grand Forks. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Dokken: Return trip to northern Ontario fly-in camp on tap
April 7, 2019 - 8:22am
April 4, 2019
Lakeshore property owners gather for a political rally July 29, 2018, in Isle, centered on co-management of Mille Lacs Lake. Restrictions on walleye fisheries has been sore point for local economies for decades. This year, the Minnesota DNR announced anglers can harvest one walleye between 21-23 inches, or over 28 inches, between May 11-May 31. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
March 31, 2019
Brad Dokken
Dokken: Remembering a long-ago fishing trip on the Rainy River
March 31, 2019 - 8:14am
A male sharp-tailed grouse puts on a dancing display in this undated photo from the North Dakota prairie. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' area wildlife office in Baudette offers two blinds for viewing dancing sharptails in the spring. Courtesy of North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors? Here are 7 things to do this spring
March 31, 2019 - 8:05am