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April 19, 2013
Anglers revving up for tour opener
Cabela's inaugural National Walleye Tour Fishing Tournament will launch April 26 at Bay Point Park in Red Wing. This is the first tournament that the NWT has sponsored, but Bart Chad, the general manager for NWT, said he and his staff have years of experience to support this tour. "We've...
April 19, 2013 - 5:34pm
April 20, 2012
Rain doesn't deter anglers
Walleye pro angler Tommy Skarlis, of Waukon, Iowa, and his co-angler, Jimmy Cox, of Bono, Ark., brought in a limit of five walleyes weighing...
April 20, 2012 - 11:42pm
June 4, 2011
Cournoyer, Peters win Masters Walleye Circuit event in Lake City
Fishing on Pools 3 and 4 of the Mississippi River, Brett Cournoyer and Robert Peters earned a come-from-behind victory in their first Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit event. Their monstrous 57.98-pound, 10-fish MWC limit earned a $12,180 first-place check, a $1,000 Cabela's gift...
sports / outdoors
June 4, 2011 - 6:06pm
March 5, 2011
Let's Go Fishing attempting to launch Red Wing chapter
Let's Go Fishing, a non-profit organization that offers free fishing and boating activities for people 55 and older, is looking for individuals to develop a chapter in Red Wing and will conduct a presentation Monday at the American Legion, 218 W. 4th St. The meeting is scheduled to...
March 5, 2011 - 9:36pm
Wis. early trout season opens today
Anglers venturing out for Wisconsin's early catch-and-release trout season that opens today should generally find more fish and more miles to fish than in the past 60 years. "Trout abundance is at or near all-time highs on most waters in western Wisconsin," says Heath Benike, fish...
March 5, 2011 - 9:27pm
January 22, 2011
'I ask myself every winter why I do this'
Sitting in Ben Harris' warmed, worn fish house, you can almost forget you are on the frozen Mississippi River - except for the fact that you can watch the river calmly flow by 300 feet ahead. "I ask myself every winter why I do this," Harris said with laugh. Still, he said a 20-year...
January 22, 2011 - 11:48am
August 20, 2010
Small fish, big smiles
Isaac Nelson hooked a largemouth bass that weighed .65 pounds to win the biggest fish contest at the Red Wing Rotary Kids Fishing Contest. Nelson, 10, had stiff competition Thursday at the Pottery Pond: The 47 entrants caught more than 400 fish during the 90-minute event. Reese...
August 20, 2010 - 8:22pm
August 7, 2010
Olson eighth at FLW Tour event
Eric Olson of Red Wing finished eighth at the FLW Walleye Tour event on Devils Lake in North Dakota. He finished with a total of 39 pounds, 5 ounces and earned $2,852 (including an Evinrude bonus) at the competition, which occurred July 29-31.
August 7, 2010 - 10:48am
July 31, 2010
Asian carp threatens most of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Fast-growing and destructive Asian carp could take over most Minnesota streams and lakes if the federal government does not act soon, a U.S. senator, the state attorney general and conservationists warn. Only the small part of Minnesota drained by the north-flowing Red...
news / politics
July 31, 2010 - 8:00am
July 3, 2010
Red Wing's Olson wins FLW Walleye Tour event
While he was competing in the FLW Walleye Tour event in Pierre, S.D., Red Wing's Eric Olson stayed on a rollaway bed in what he described as David Spaid's "fancy" poll barn. Spaid is credited with inventing the "slow death" fishing technique and Olson said he learned to understand...
July 3, 2010 - 1:13am
Laws require boaters to 'Pick it or Ticket'
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and watercraft inspectors will step up enforcement of invasive species law over the Fourth of July weekend. They will also be out educating boaters about a new law that went into effect July 1 requiring boaters to now...
July 3, 2010 - 1:11am
June 14, 2010
Fish advisory changes for Pool 4
Fish consumption advice has been updated for 2010 and the few minor changes made are reflected in "Choose Wisely: A Health Guide for Eating Fish in Wisconsin." The guide is available online at http://dnr.wi.gov/fish/ consumption/FishAdvisoryweb2010lo.pdf and at Department of Natural...
June 14, 2010 - 12:34pm
May 22, 2010
Beth Kallestad column: Be watchful to avoid aquatic hitchhikers
My parents always told me it was dangerous to hitchhike and that when I was the driver I shouldn't pick up anyone who was hitchhiking -- sound advice that I have heeded. With spring in Minnesota comes the armada of boats to our lakes. For those who are part of this crew, I'm asking...
May 22, 2010 - 1:07am
May 15, 2010
Skarlis, Lahr win tournament on Mississippi
National Professional Anglers Association members Tommy Skarlis and Jeff Lahr won the Full Throttle River Series Walleye Tournament on Pools 3 and 4 of the Mississippi River. The team weighed 41.63 pounds for five fish to break the all-time Full Throttle weight record. Skarlis and...
May 15, 2010 - 2:35pm
Wishing for walleyes
May 15, 2010 - 9:20am