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Rainy River

April 20, 2019
What's Up Outdoors: Ready for Rainy River sturgeon
April 20, 2019 - 4:30am
April 19, 2019
Kali Mammenga
College Softball: No-hit pitching, hot bat for Mammenga in CLC sweep
April 19, 2019 - 11:00pm
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 13, 2019
Jamie Dietman shows off two large crappies he recently caught. Dietman said there's still ice left and the big crappies bite in the rain. Submitted Photo / Jamie Dietman
What's Up Outdoors: Late-ice crappie bite heats up
April 13, 2019 - 7:00am
March 31, 2019
Brad Dokken
Dokken: Remembering a long-ago fishing trip on the Rainy River
March 31, 2019 - 8:14am
March 30, 2019
Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
What's Up Outdoors: Late ice bite is heating up
March 30, 2019 - 9:30am
February 25, 2019
Naomi Lane
Women's College Basketball: CLC heads into playoffs as No. 3 seed
February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
February 5, 2019
Beginning March 1, the aggregate walleye-sauger limit on Lake of the Woods will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleyes allowed, same as summer regulations. In addition, walleye and sauger fishing on Rainy River and Four-Mile Bay will be catch-and-release only from March 1 through April 14. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Forum News Service)
Fishing regulations change March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
February 5, 2019 - 4:19pm
December 9, 2018
Hundreds of anglers converge every spring on the Rainy River for the opportunity to catch trophy pre-spawn walleyes that swim into the river from Lake of the Woods. Walleye fishing during the spring season on the Rainy River will be catch-and-release only beginning March 1. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tighter regulations set for March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
December 9, 2018 - 6:00am
November 20, 2018
Matthew Swanson of Woodbury poses with his record-setting 45 1/4-inch northern pike caught in May on the Rainy River. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR
Angler sets new benchmark for northern pike state record
November 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
June 12, 2018
The Minnesota DNR is considering new limits for walleye and sauger on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, including catch-and-release only fishing on the river between March 1 and April 14. Currently anglers can keep two walleyes under 19.5 inches at that time of year. Forum News Service file photo
Walleye limits may change on Minnesota's Rainy River
June 12, 2018 - 7:26pm
May 22, 2018
Jack Burke caught the fish on May 4, around 11 a.m. using a muskie rod supplied by his fishing partner Michael Orgas, with 80-pound braided line rigged with a circle hook and crawlers. The fish measures 73 inches in length and 30 inches in girth. This beats the previous record by 3 inches that was set by two separate anglers who both boated 70-inch fish on the same day in April 2017.
New benchmark set for lake sturgeon catch-and-release record
May 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 21, 2018
Jack Burke of Stillwater, Minn., set a state record with this sturgeon measuring 73 inches long. It was caught in the Rainy River in far northern Minnesota. Submitted photo
Stillwater angler sets Minnesota lake sturgeon record
May 21, 2018 - 3:42pm
April 29, 2018
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the Minnesota-Canada border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Anticipation fuels sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:10am
April 14, 2018 Illustration
What's Up Outdoors: Still fishing through the ice
April 14, 2018 - 11:00am