STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Spearing restrictions lifted on 12 Minnesota lakes
A bill passed during the 2013 legislative session has repealed the spearing restrictions on 12 Minnesota lakes including Deer, Moose, North Star and Spider lakes in Itasca County. The lakes are open t... Posted on 12/2/13 at 12:52 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS A Halloween Trick
I like Halloween. I dont celebrate Halloween but I like to play
pranks and surprise people so Halloween is the one time when these
sorts of actions are universally acceptable. I played a good prank
th... Posted on 11/9/13 at 8:16 AM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Mystery Bridge 34: A Double-Leaf in California?
To start off this article, let's begin by asking this question: do you know of bridges in the US like this one in the picture: a double-leaf bascule bridge that was built before or at the turn of th... Posted on 11/8/13 at 6:40 AM
STAFF BLOG EH? PLUS Leaping rainbow is a winner
Cloquet artist Stuart Nelsons painting of a rainbow trout leaping to consume a mayfly has been chosen for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 2014 Trout Stamp.
Nelson won the 1999 trout sta... Posted on 8/13/13 at 11:03 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Higher fees, no early fishing opener in compromise
Minnesotas hunting and fishing license fees would increase and wolves could be hunted and trapped under a compromise that state House and Senate negotiators have worked out.
However, the much-discuss... Posted on 4/27/12 at 10:20 AM
The canoe already was on Ward Kaiser’s pickup when he came home from school on a Wednesday afternoon. Except for grabbing some leeches, he was virtually ready. He tossed an old blue pack with tackle, rain gear and his fishing rod in the truck.
Up the back roads, into the boonies, Ward Kaiser will head for a remote lake somewhere in the vicinity of the Sawbill Trail north of Tofte. It’s late May, and Kaiser knew a spot where the walleyes school this time of year.
While most eyes have been on the Great Lakes as the likely route for an Asian carp invasion into the Northland, the creatures already may be making a back-door move into the region up the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
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