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December 5, 2018
With several sunfish and crappies on the ice, Greg Simones baits his line Tuesday, Dec. 4, on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Anglers have been cautiously walking out on area lakes due to the early season ice. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Making ice: Plan for below-average temps rest of week
December 5, 2018 - 5:00am
October 30, 2018
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Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers can keep 1 walleye starting Dec. 1
October 30, 2018 - 5:19pm
September 28, 2018
Minnesota Fishing Museum President Robert DeRosier (left, arm raised) describes the aspirations of the museum in broad strokes as he appeals to state lawmakers in attendance. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota Fishing Museum seeks state's backing for future plans
September 28, 2018 - 5:00am
September 17, 2018
A lake sturgeon fingerling about to be released into Big Stone Lake in August 2018 in a joint fisheries venture between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Courtesy photo / Minnesota DNR
Expect big sturgeon on Big Stone Lake someday
September 17, 2018 - 3:52pm
January 19, 2018
A walleye working group that serves in an advisory capacity to the Minnesota DNR is again urging the state to consider a four-fish limit in place of the current six-fish limit. File photo / Forum News Service
New fishing regulations spark talk about new walleye, panfish and catfish limits
January 19, 2018 - 6:39pm
November 22, 2017
Devin Schuck (left) and William Cole pull their portable fishing shelter Tuesday evening onto North Long Lake. Early season anglers are reminded that ice conditions may vary and be dangerous. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Night Ice Fishing
November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
September 20, 2017
With a hint of fall leaf color on the banks, anglers fish the shallows Tuesday on the Mississippi River in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch .
Special Time
September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 12, 2017
Gloria Dotz (left) receives help unhooking a bass Monday from Let’s Go Fishing first mate Deanna Morken and Carol Whirley, captain. Caregiver Tiffany Grimes watches the volunteers assist the anglers on a pontoon boat outing on Gull Lake. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Videoplay button
Let's Go Fishing nears the end of its 7th season
September 12, 2017 - 8:00am
June 10, 2017
Sam Thompson removes the arrow on another bigmouth buffalo fish added to the take from Lac qui Parle Lake while bowfishing on June 1. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
Open season on excitement
June 10, 2017 - 12:24pm
March 29, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Anglers out on unpredictable ice
March 29, 2017 - 5:25am
March 16, 2017
Conservation Officer Report: Several ATVs, trucks fall through ice
March 16, 2017 - 5:15am
January 10, 2017
CO Report: Ice improving, fishing success varys
January 10, 2017 - 12:16pm
October 13, 2016
With a backdrop of autumn color on the Mississippi River, Evan Blakesley fishes for smallmouth bass with his dog Stella Thursday off Green's Point north of Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Autumn on the Mississippi
October 13, 2016 - 10:31pm
August 4, 2014
With the river level dropping to a moderate level, anglers motor upstream on the Mississippi River Monday in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Peaceful Anglers
August 4, 2014 - 9:38pm