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Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Traveling Angler – Bass Lake

Feb 1, 2013

Honest-to-goodness “bull” bluegill inhabit many of waters near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Bass Lake is one of several marquee panfish lakes that almost guarantee a return of platter-sized ‘gills.

Traveling Angler – Mille Lacs Lake

Traveling Angler – Mille Lacs Lake

Oct 1, 2012

Nature turned bold and brilliant and bald eagles soared overhead to signal the fall smallmouth and walleye bite at Mille Lacs Lake. New boats, new baits, and new techniques took center stage.

Traveling Angler – Grand Rapids, MN, Summer

Traveling Angler – Grand Rapids, MN, Summer

Aug 10, 2012

“We are a gateway and hub to so many fabulous waters,” said Tom Neustrom of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. “Our fisheries managers area are the most aggressive stockers of walleye in the state. We have great smallmouth fishing…

Traveling Angler – Women on Winnie

Traveling Angler – Women on Winnie

Jul 25, 2012

That “Women on Winnie” had taken place at all was historically significant and even a moral victory for the Grand Rapids region, given the devastating July 2 storm that had damaged homes, knocked out electrical power for most of the area, and downed countless trees.

Last chance ice 2012

Last chance ice 2012

Mar 15, 2012

If you are within a reasonable drive of the Minnesota Northwoods or Canadian waters, think twice before you store the auger, short rods and tip-ups. Where good ice prevails, the best ice fishing of the season may be right now!

Fishing & Dining in Grand Rapids, MN

Fishing & Dining in Grand Rapids, MN

Mar 5, 2012

My travels took me to Grand Rapids, Minn. Crappie and perch obliged us with a red hot bite the first morning on Bowstring Lake. Then it was time for Steve Arbour’s on-the-ice chili and, later, a fish fry at The Gosh Dam Place that none of us will soon forget.