Mille Lacs: ‘Bass Are Crazy-Big In This Lake’

The pro anglers were gushing. And why not? Heck, even Mr. Walleye might consider a name change with this “new-look” fishery. Mr. Bass? Has a nice ring to it. But that title — much like the ongoing Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship — would not go uncontested. One of the last times I fished Mille Lacs…
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Leaf-Chasing In Minnesota: Yellow Means Go

Behold, the yellow leaf. For some, that is an indication that fall has sprung — according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fall Color Finder, the yellow leaf icon indicates that fall colors are at 25-50 percent of their peak, about when leaves start turning yellow. And, as of mid-week, of the 76 state…
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Future Of Mille Lacs Is Now — And It’s Bass

It could very likely mark the return of Mille Lacs Lake. And it has nothing to do with walleyes or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources or any of the other players involved with the once-grand walleye fishery. But while Mille Lacs’ decline has been a good decade in the making, the turnaround could ultimately…
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Getting All Their Ducks In A Row In AIS Battle

MINNEAPOLIS — On the shores of Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun, it can get lost in a blur of kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, fishing boats and the usual summer-day fun. And in rural Minnesota and neighboring Wisconsin here shortly, it’s decoys, dogs, waders and push poles. When you think of the spread of aquatic invasive species, you don’t…
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In Metro, Chain Of Lakes Loop Is Grand, Indeed

MINNEAPOLIS — If this were a single-track dirt trail, I may never have left. Still, the fact that this sprawling paved trail is in the heart of Minneapolis and meanders along pristine neighborhoods, parks and lakes — and much more — will keep me coming back. Yes, it’s a trail with an “up north” feel…
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