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June 17, 2018
Commentary: LOW, Rainy limit proposal seems reasonable
June 17, 2018 - 6:57am
June 12, 2018
The Minnesota DNR is considering new limits for walleye and sauger on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River, including catch-and-release only fishing on the river between March 1 and April 14. Currently anglers can keep two walleyes under 19.5 inches at that time of year. News Tribune file photo.
Lake of the Woods, Rainy River walleye limits may change
June 12, 2018 - 7:03pm
May 20, 2018
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 6, 2018
A walleye sits in a net during the 2016 Minnesota fishing opener on Cut Foot Sioux Lake north of Deer River, Minn. With this year's late spring, a slow presentation such as jigging with a minnow will be a good bet for coaxing walleyes into biting. Minnesota's 2018 fishing opener is Saturday, May 12, 2018. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Late spring means 'different' MN walleye opener
May 6, 2018 - 7:53am
April 29, 2018
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the Minnesota-Canada border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Anticipation fuels sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:10am
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on the still-frozen Lake of the Woods. File photo.
The '96 walleye opener was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:04am
March 18, 2018
With the outline of a wheeled fish house clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left on the ice in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. Submitted photo
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
March 18, 2018 - 6:20am
March 11, 2018
Squinting from his ultra-bright surroundings, Forum News Service outdoors writer Brad Dokken shows off the 42-inch northern pike he caught on a walleye rod during a recent snowmobile and ice fishing trip to Oak Island on Lake of the Woods. Fishing partner Jason Laumb of Grand Forks helped him steer the girthy fish up an 8-inch hole for a quick photo before the pike was released. Submitted photo / Forum News Serviceplay button
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
March 11, 2018 - 7:50am
March 4, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
March 4, 2018 - 6:10am
January 13, 2018
David Stone of Roseau, Minn., released this 38-inch lake trout Saturday, Jan. 6, while fishing near Brush Island on the Minnesota side of Lake of the Woods. The fish likely strayed down from the Ontario side of the lake, which has more of the deep, coldwater habitat lake trout prefer. (Submitted photo)
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
January 13, 2018 - 5:09pm
December 24, 2017
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Minnesota DNR taking comments on draft timber harvest report
December 24, 2017 - 7:15am
December 23, 2017
A lightweight SUV pulls a Ballard's Resort fish house across the ice of Lake of the Woods north of Pine Island on Dec. 12. (Brad Dokken / Grand Forks Herald)play button
Ice fishing's unsung heroes: Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter season running smoothly
December 23, 2017 - 8:32pm
December 17, 2017
Nick Anthony of Ballard's Resort takes some time to wet a line Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, as he talks about the work that goes into getting ready for another winter fishing season on Lake of the Woods near Baudette, Minn. Walleyes and saugers provided steady action throughout the day. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service                               play button
Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter fishing industry running smoothly
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am
December 5, 2017
More than 400 crashes reported in Minn. during Monday storm
December 5, 2017 - 6:29pm
December 3, 2017
 Boats anchor up along the edge of the channel in Four-Mile Bay of Lake of the Woods in May 2013. A volunteer fisheries input group will begin meeting this month to provide input to the Department of Natural Resources as they draft a new five-year management plan for Lake of the Woods. (Photo/ Brad Dokken, Grand Forks herald)
Group to offer input on Lake of the Woods
December 3, 2017 - 4:06pm
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