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September 10, 2014
Wild ricing, fishing in full swing; back to bees next time
September 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
August 23, 2014
Decontaminating your boat at the Park Rapids transfer station is easy and convenient if you don’t want to wait five days for it to dry out. (Gary Korsgaden / For the Enterprise)
The need to decontaminate is paramount
August 23, 2014 - 2:32pm
July 28, 2014
Automated boat inspection systems now in place at Otter Tail Lake
July 28, 2014 - 8:21am
Reader question: HP kicker motor or not
June 28, 2014 - 11:45am
May 14, 2014
 Warm, sunny weather lured many people out onto the lakes for the 2014 walleye fishing opener. Public accesses were busy with boaters and AIS inspectors. Fishermen were fishing from land and boat, above, on the Fish Hook River in Park Rapids. Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Fishing opener
May 14, 2014 - 12:23pm
May 12, 2014
Gov. Dayton has blast at fishing opener: lieutenant governor reels in two walleye
May 12, 2014 - 8:10am
May 7, 2014
AIS efforts ramp up for state opener
May 7, 2014 - 12:11pm
Fisheries workers Rick Barrett (left) and Merrill Neadeau of the Red Lake DNR empty containers of walleye fry into Lower Red Lake in May 1999. Forum News Service file photo
Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery
April 7, 2014 - 8:45am
April 5, 2014
Walleye; winterkill study (West Central Tribune)
Coming weeks are likely to shed light on winter kill in lakes; DNR officials expect some in west central Minn.
April 5, 2014 - 11:25am
March 31, 2014
Northland angler pleads guilty, loses potential world-record fish
March 31, 2014 - 3:51pm
March 22, 2014
Ernie Dennis fixes fishing reels, mostly as a hobby. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Tinkering away on reels
March 22, 2014 - 10:09am
February 27, 2014
Rob Scott of Crane Lake, Minn., holds a lake trout he caught Feb. 8 on Lac La Croix, a Minnesota-Ontario border lake northeast of Crane Lake. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources enforcement officers, working in cooperation with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, have confiscated the fish. The Ontario MNR is investigating to determine whether the fish was caught legally. Submitted photo
Possible record trout catch could land angler in trouble
February 27, 2014 - 8:48am
February 17, 2014
Rob Scott of Crane Lake holds the lake trout he caught Feb. 8. It was 

45 inches long with a 32-inch girth and unofficially weighed 52 pounds, 

3 ounces on a hand-held scale. Scott said he was fishing on Lac La Croix northeast of Crane Lake when he caught the fish. (Rob Scott photo)
Mammoth Northland lake trout might set a world record
February 17, 2014 - 9:07am
February 12, 2014
From left, Mark Harmon, Nate Campbell, Dave East and Harmin Hawkins stand inside the community fish house that is open to any and all members of the community who sign up at Smokey Hills Outdoor Store. (Nick Longworth / Enterprise)
Community fish house’s popularity remains high
February 12, 2014 - 10:33am
February 5, 2014
Top, between 1,200 and 1,500 people braved the cold to spend time at the 16th annual derby. At left, Jaydon Hafner, of Park Rapids, waits patiently for a fish to bite. Above, Christopher Bellanger prepares to eat an orange minnow for a contest. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Gathering on the ice: 16th annual Park Rapids American Legion Fishing contest a winner
February 5, 2014 - 10:40am