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    There are so many outstanding ice-fishing opportunities across the Midwest, but one location that has become a favored destination of mine and of many others is Big Stone Lake in west-central Minnesota. Actually, the east shore of the lake is in Minnesota, the west shore is in South Dakota. Big...
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    by Bob Jensen The Midwest is blessed with all sorts of fishing opportunities. Lakes, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs dot our landscape. Wherever you live, you don't need to drive far to wet a line. Rivers can provide some outstanding fishing action throughout the summer. Actually, rivers can...
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    by Doug Leier Like a lot of people, I'm often guilty of following a routine. That's particularly true when it comes to choosing fishing spots. Year after year I can fish the same lakes, recall past visits, and assess the current state - whether the water is up or down, or whether there are...
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    by Doug Leier I'm pretty certain my wife and kids tire of my stories from "back in the day" or "how things used to be." More often than not, it's a discussion about how technology and electronic advances keep people from getting outside, or the capability to visit with new "friends" while...
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    by Bob Jensen During the course of a fishing season, I get to fish a lot of different lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Some lakes go through changes, some good, some not so good. This past year I had the opportunity to fish several bodies of water that have changed some since the last time I...
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    By Nick Simonson The human body is about 70 percent water. The world is about 70 percent water. I don't think that's a coincidence. Our very core compound seems to draw us - especially those of us who are avid anglers - to water of all kinds. From coast to coast, and shore to shore we can...
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    Fishing Lake Sturgeon "Well, that hookset didn't go anywhere," my brother said as I got about one-third into my sweeping movement against the creature that tapped on the end of my line near the bottom of the Rainy River in northern Minnesota. With the rod in full arc, I began cranking down to...
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    Florida Fishing By Nick Simonson My wife's extended family is very close. Her grandfather and his cousins grew up together like brothers, and as a result her mother and second and third cousins grew up the same way. No matter where we go for her family reunions or for vacations with the...
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    NDTRAX 2011. It keeps getting better! Kirsch's Outdoor Products is announcing the immediate release of additional options to the TRAX family of products. TRAX maps continue to evolve making it the most complete line of GPS solutions available empowering sportsmen and women with their outdoor...
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    July 2005 - Fishery of the Month The Red River of the North is quietly one of the state's best fisheries. It's one of the country's best location to target big catfish; and some would argue hold's the next state record walleye. One thing if for sure though, there's a lot of big fish in this...
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    Location: Fifteen miles south of Glen Ullin North Dakota Species: crappie, walleye, catfish, perch, white bass, pike, bluegill, large and smallmouth bass REPORT: Lake Tschida (Heart Butte Reservoir) is located in southwestern North Dakota approximately 15 miles south of Glen Ullin. The...
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    By Doug Leier Seldom does a week pass without news, political or biological, relating to declining water levels in North Dakota's huge Missouri River reservoirs. I wonder if people have heard the message so much they are starting to become numb to it. And yet, the message is important. Lake...
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    By Doug Leier Like night and day. Comparing apples to oranges. Pick your cliché that refers to contrasting situations, and apply it to North Dakota's two largest bodies of water, Lake Sakakawea and Devils Lake. Sakakawea, a reservoir on the Missouri River, is at its lowest water level since...
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    By Doug Leier I'm a huge fan of comebacks. I love to root for the down-and-out in a struggle to overcome challenges or adversity. In the wildlife world, that might apply to the Giant Canada goose, at one time considered extinct, but now more numerous than ever, or the bald eagle, once an...
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