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February 2, 2013
Jim Hudson goes eye-to-eye with a nice Blueberry Lake bluegill from last year.  The 34-year-old professional fisherman from Bayfield, WI passed away when he went through the ice on Lake Superior last week.  Hudson loved the Park Rapids area's vast resources for big panfish. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Angler fatality prompts memories
February 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 26, 2013
Jason Durham at the 2012 Community Fishing Derby. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Dock Talk: Good bets for the Legion contest
January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm
Gravy: Ice house population up; signals good fishing
January 26, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 25, 2013
DNR busts Otter Tail angler for having 250 fish over limit
January 25, 2013 - 7:40am
January 21, 2013
Colder temperatures prompt fish to move into deeper water in Bemidji area lakes
January 21, 2013 - 7:37am
January 19, 2013
The 2013 Governor's Fishing Opener hosted by the Park Rapids Community is looking for additional volunteers in several capacities.  Volunteering to be a fishing "host" is one of those, where you would take a couple people fishing on the opening day of the northern and walleye season this coming spring.  A fish of this magnitude would undoubtedly impress any guest. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock Talk: Supporters wanted for GFO in May
January 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
Parker, Alessia and Julia Harmon. On New Year's day, Parker and Julia pulled Alessia from Fish Hook Lake after she fell through the ice. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Brother, sister rescue sibling from lake
January 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 17, 2013
Mike Burkel of Badger, Minn., assembles a Slush Copter in his shop near Badger. Burkel, who invented the new device for clearing slush from ice fishing holes, said sales of the product have been brisk since hitting the market about three weeks ago. A battery-powered drill runs the Slush Copter, which creates a whirl pool-like effect in the water to force slush down the hole.
Flushing the slush: Northwest Minnesota inventor takes the mess out of clearing ice fishing holes with the Slush Copter
January 17, 2013 - 8:06am
January 16, 2013
2013 Park Rapids Fishing Derby around the corner
January 16, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 12, 2013
Members from Grace Chapel will journey to Antiqua, Guatemala to build houses similar to this one beginning February 17.  A fish dinner fundraiser with a fishing tackle silent auction will take place on Jan. 19 at Grace Chapel, south of Bagley to support the excursion.  
(Submitted photo)
Fishing tackle benefit is Feb. 19
January 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
Hundreds gathered on Spirit Lake in houses or on buckets for the annual Menahga Fishing Derby Saturday.(Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Menahga Family Fishing Derby is next Saturday, Jan. 19, on Spirit Lake
January 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 9, 2013
DNR warns warmer weather could make ice dangerous
January 9, 2013 - 9:09am
January 5, 2013
George Bjorklund of Park Rapids loves to catch northern pike.  No matter the size, he enjoys a good battle, even if the fish is released.  Anglers looking to catch even larger pike throughout our area have some good opportunities, and trophy destinations aren't far away.  
 (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)
Dock Talk: Prime pike fishing is still around
January 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
DNR seeks input on Hubbard County angling changes
January 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
January 2, 2013
An apparent propane explosion inside this privately owned ice fish house injured five people Sunday at Zippel Bay on Lake of the Woods. Authorities said the blast blew out the windows and caused extensive damage inside the facility. Credit: Northern Light newspaper, Baudette, Minn. 
Read the article: 5 hurt, 3 critically, in Lake of the Woods ice house blast
5 hurt, 3 critically, in Lake of the Woods ice house blast
January 2, 2013 - 7:40am