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Statewide, you can start keeping bass on Saturday, May 26, the start of Memorial Day weekend. The bass season doesn’t close until Feb. 24, 2019.
Commentary: Spring is a great time to go bass fishing
9 hours 20 min ago
The shoot is open to any gauge side-by-side shotgun. A 100-target, hunter-designed sporting clays course is the main event, but side games will be available. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own shells. The cost is $150 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner.
Deep Portage Side by Side Shoot June 9
12 hours 20 min ago
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
Dustin Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. Submitted photo.
Whopper silver redhorse sets new Minnesota state record
May 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 20, 2018
Schoolcraft State Park features boat access to the Mississippi River, hiking trails and, often, available campsites. Courtesy photo / Minnesota DNR
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
May 20, 2018 - 6:15am
Brad Dokken
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
May 20, 2018 - 6:10am
Peter Howard of Stillwater, Minn., had reason to smile after landing this 25-inch walleye Sunday, May 13, on Lake of the Woods during the opening weekend of Minnesota's 2018 walleye season. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Fishing runs hot and cold for Lake of the Woods Opener crew
May 20, 2018 - 6:05am
May 15, 2018
Kim Firkus snapped this photo Thursday, April 19, of a mama fox feeding her babies in the parking lot at Castoffs Secondhand in Pequot Lakes. Submitted photo
Mama fox
May 15, 2018 - 11:00am
May 14, 2018
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Jake Anderson (front), with Layton Lenarz, catches a rock bass Saturday, May 12, at the Pillager Dam on the Crow Wing River during fishing opener. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Fishing Opener at Pillager Dam
May 14, 2018 - 3:00am
May 12, 2018
Governor Mark Dayton reeled in three fish on Green Lake in Spicer Saturday morning for the 2018 Governor’s Fishing Opener. Courtesy of the Office of Governor Mark Dayton
Governor lands bass but not a walleye: Guide may have brought back the day's biggest prize
May 12, 2018 - 4:25pm
Steve Pennaz (left) and Ray Gildow (center, blue shirt) with the 2017 Lakeville High School Fishing Team. Photo courtesy Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame
High school fishing teams: Helping kids find their love of the sport
May 12, 2018 - 6:00am
May 11, 2018
Sam Cook
Sam Cook column: No rest for life in canoe country
May 11, 2018 - 6:00am
May 10, 2018
Fishing contributes $2.4 billion to the state's economy in direct retail sales, ranking Minnesota third in the nation for angler expenditures.*
Minnesota fishing facts shared
May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Fishing Frenzy: An interactive look at the 2018 Minnesota fishing opener
May 10, 2018 - 8:56am
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