By Gary Korsgaden / For the Enterprise H undreds of thousands of anglers took to Minnesota’s waters for what will be labeled as one of the best in years. By midday Friday, bumper to bumper traffic with vehicles pulling boats was a common site on 371 leading out of Brainerd.
By Gary Korsgaden / For the Enterprise The banjo minnow and its claims to catch hundreds of fish in a day made me skeptical. I’ve never owned or used one.
By Gary Korsgaden / For the Enterprise This past January, at the walleye workgroup meeting for Minnesota DNR, we learned of a application that anglers can sign up for on their smart phones. What it will allow is for anglers to report their day’s catch, the lake, time and conditions to the DNR. Reason given, fish creel surveys are costly to conduct, not all lakes are getting surveyed, especially the smaller obscure ones. Minnesota DNR Fisheries personnel like the idea anglers being part of acquiring creel data.
By Gary Korsgaden, Guest Columnist January boat shows are a great time to see what is new in boats and water craft under one roof. Boat show shoppers have individual preferences in their thoughts on that perfect boat. Having been years since I took in a boat show, last weekend I thought it would be a good time to get caught up on what is new in fishing boats. My personal preference in a fishing boat is rear tiller rigged boats.
By Gary Korsgaden / Guest Columnist While on a area lake last summer, fishing partner Dave Shefland and myself took note of the lack of anglers on several community fishing spots, thinking the number of young anglers taking up the sport seems to be dwindling. ”Kids aren’t into fishing quite like we were when growing up,” Shefland proclaimed. Shefland and I came from somewhat similar angling developmental backgrounds. Both of us had stay at home moms and fathers who were the main bread winners. Vacations comprised a week of fishing at a selected Minnesota resort.
By Gary Korsgaden / Enterprise Guest Columnist In a nutshell, “the commissioner shall establish a statewide course in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.