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Annual fishing event pairs 20 veterans with 10 volunteer guides

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

OAK ISLAND, on Lake of the Woods The fish did what muskies often do, appearing beside the boat seemingly out of nowhere Monday afternoon, just minutes into Rich Thorpe’s muskie excursion on the Ontario side of Lake of the Woods. Continue Reading

Adventures in crappie country: Heading north over the Canada border for fishing on Lake of the Woods

March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LAKE OF THE WOODS, Ontario The Canada Customs officer at the other end of the line somewhere in another part of the country didn’t quite know what to think when Allen Edman said he was taking a crew of fishermen from Minnesota’s Northwest Angle into Ontario in a Sno-Bear.
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BRAD DOKKEN: Keep It Clean targets winter litter on Lake of the Woods

November 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new ice fishing campaign includes garbage receptacles, signage to encourage anglers to keep lakes clean. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN: Keep It Clean targets winter litter on Lake of the Woods

November 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Every spring after ice-out, litter from the winter fishing season washes up along the shore of Lake of the Woods. Bobbers, lumber, debris, bags of human waste you name it, and it’s probably ended up on the beach for someone else to clean up. Continue Reading

NICE FISH: Walleye released 25-inch minimum

November 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

• 29 inches: Sean Hoffman, Grand Forks, Lake of the Woods. Continue Reading

(VIDEO) 50 YEARS: Lake of the Woods charter boat captain Kit ‘Chopper’ Beckel is still going strong after a half-century on the water

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Getting married usually warrants a day off from work, but that wasn’t the case for Kit Beckel. Beckel this year marked his 40th wedding anniversary “she’s real understanding,” Beckel says of his wife, Peggy but perhaps even more remarkable, he celebrated 50 years as a charter boat captain on Lake of the Woods. Continue Reading

AREA FISHING REPORT

September 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crankbaits, crawlers or a jig and frozen shiner minnow are producing walleyes on the 28- to 32-foot mud and rock reefs in Big Traverse Bay. Continue Reading

AREA FISHING REPORT

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Limits and big walleyes remain the norm off the mud flats of Big Traverse Bay in 30 to 33 feet of water, although the reefs are holding plenty of walleyes as well. Continue Reading

AREA FISHING REPORT

August 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crankbaits or spinner-crawler rigs continue to produce walleyes in 30 to 32 feet of water from the Lighthouse Gap to Morris Point Gap and up to Garden Island. On the main-lake reefs, pink or gold jigs and spinners are a good bet for walleyes as well. Continue Reading

AREA FISHING REPORT

August 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Anglers are pulling crankbaits, crawlers and jigging on the main basin in 29 to 32 feet of water and hooking walleyes. Pods of walleyes also are being found at the Lighthouse Gap and Morris Point Gap, west to Rocky Point and north to Garden Island. Continue Reading