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Kelly Cordes Winnie 2014
Kelly Cordes Winnie 2014
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My Great Vacation at Lake Winnie [PICTURES]

My trip to The Northland Lodge at Lake Winnie in Deer River was incredible.

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Jerry-Fishing
Jerry Carlson
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Rainy Lake Eyes Doing Well

It was the ninth year of our annual fishing trip to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake in Northern Minnesota. During the previous years, we had been very successful in learning the routine for catching walleye on the mid lake reefs and structure. This year was promising to be a bit different.

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Bass Fishing
Jerry Carlson/ Jig worms are a deadly lure for bass fishing, especially after the fish migrate to the deeper weeds.
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Advantage: Jig Worm

The early bass season is a very entertaining time of the year. I enjoy chasing the shallow water fish and watching their acrobatics as they try desperately to spit the hook with no place to go but airborne. However, my favorite time of the year to target bass is in July and August when the fish are congregated on the deep weed line.

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Dave Munsinger shows off his prize during this years Trolling for Troops event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Dave Munsinger shows off his prize during this years Trolling for Troops event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Disabled Veterans Go Fishing With Camp Ripley’s Trolling For Troops [VIDEO]

For the last four years, Camp Ripley has helped disabled veterans have fun on the water with the Trolling for Troops event.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Some Minnesota Lakes Still Have Ice For Opener

Officials expect nearly 500,000 people to head out onto Minnesota's lakes and streams for this weekend's opening of fishing season.

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Jerry Fishing
Jerry Carlson / By changing our strategy to a live bait presentation, we were able to successfully target big northern on Rainy Lake reefs.
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Adopting A New Strategy Led To Success

My friend, Charlie Simkins and I, have been making an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake with a group of anglers for a number of years. Although Rainy is noted as a quality northern fishery, by the time we get there in mid July, the northern are out of the bays and on the reefs where the walleye are located.

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Walleye
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Minnesota Fish-Poaching Cases Going Nowhere

Federal officials promised an aggressive crackdown on fish poaching from lakes in northern Minnesota but the cases have languished, raising concerns that unchecked poaching will ruin the catch for law-abiding anglers.

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Walleye
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Mille Lacs Residents Sue Minnesota DNR Over Walleye

A group of Mille Lacs Lake residents have sued the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources claiming the agency has mismanaged the lake's struggling walleye population.

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Indoor trout fishing
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Outdoor Enthusiasts to Gather at Rivers Edge Center for Sportsmen’s Show [VIDEO]

Those who enjoy hunting, fishing and any other outdoor activity are bound to find something they'll enjoy during the 26th annual St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show this weekend.

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Vagabond Shutterbug, flickr
Vagabond Shutterbug, flickr
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Man Jailed After Using Brother’s Fishing License

A Cloquet man found himself behind bars after using his brother's fishing license.

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