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FISHING

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Conducted every five years since 1990, the survey originally was scheduled for the summer of 2020 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Improper handling of fish increases the odds they may swim away, but die.
Neither Lake Ida or Lake Charley northwest of Alexandria are stocked with muskies by the Minnesota DNR, but a connection to Lake Miltona means some of the big fish make their way in. Park Rapids native Tayden George has quite a fish story to tell after landing a muskie near 50 inches long while fishing the channel that connects the two lakes.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report for the week of June 27, 2022.

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Lake of the Woods is considered one of the best walleye fisheries in North America and there’s a good reason for that.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report for the week of June 21.
Host Chad Koel explains the types of spinners, the Colorado blade and the willow leaf blade, and which one may work best for you. "
Here are a few tasty walleye recipes to sample.
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First it was the COVID-19 pandemic, now it's flooding that has dried up another summer season at Jake's Northwest Angle Resort on Lake of the Woods.
Did the 2012 flood make St. Louis River Estuary walleyes harder to catch? Or are there fewer of them?

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report for the week of June 13.
Dr. Peter Anagnostopoulos, medical director of emergency medicine at CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids, said about 400-500 fish hook cases are seen each year in the hospital’s emergency room, mostly during the summer.
In this episode of Northland Outdoors, host Chad Koel says instead of chasing walleyes, anchor the boat out just enough to cast back to 2 to 4 feet of depth near the shoreline and success will follow.

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