Fishing Tips: Panfishing

This week’s “Fishing Tips” focus on the family. Ray Gildow of the Nisswa Guides League and Mandy Uhrich, the “Bassing Biologist,” offer their advice on panfishing to please anglers of all ages.
Posted On 30 Jul 2015

Fishing Tips: Crank Baits

Crank-baits are very versatile in catching different species in different settings, but picking the right bait can prove challenging. Ray Gildow of the Nisswa Guides League and Mandy Uhrich, the “Bassing Biologist,” offer their advice in choosing the right crank-bait...
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

7-on-7 Passing Scrimmage

Three local teams took part in a 7-on-7 passing scrimmage on Bemidji State’s campus. And although the season may be a few weeks away, the teams have already started grinding. Whistles echoed and footballs were flying today on BSU’s campus, as local high school teams...

Lake of the Week: Lake Hubert

Take Minnesota Highway 371 about a mile and a half south of Nisswa. Head east on County Road 13 and south on Camp Lincoln Road.  You found Lake Hubert. The nearly 1,300 acre lake kicked up some sizable waves on Saturday, creating challenging fishing conditions, but we still found...
Posted On 22 Jul 2015

Leech Lake Kids’ Fishing Derby

Nearly 200 anglers wet their lines in the 25th annual Leech Lake Kids’ Fishing Derby, Saturday. Kids ages 1-14 years lined the rocky shore at the Federal Dam Recreation Area. The ten years-old Ethan Enerson continued pulling out one bull head after another, until he led the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015

Fishing Tips: Docks

Mandy Uhrich, the “Bassing Biologist” demonstrates proper techniques and etiquette for fishing around docks.
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

Lake of the Week: Potato Lake

Potato Lake has two public accesses between Highways 4 and 71, on Hubbard County Road 40, about 8 miles North of Park Rapids. The “T” shaped lake spans more than 2,000 acres with depths down to 87 feet. Potato Lake also offers crappie, bluegill, walleye, northern...
Posted On 16 Jul 2015

Bemidji-Baxter 10 Year-Old State Championship Extended Highlights

I had a request to post more plays from the Cal Ripken 10 year-old State Championship baseball game on Sunday, July 12th. Here you go. Both teams will play in the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament July 24-28 in Chadron, Nebraska.
Posted On 15 Jul 2015

Fishing Tips: Walleye

The walleye fishing has frustrated many anglers in the area. Ray Gildow of the Nisswa Guides League and Mandy Uhrich, the “Bassing Biologist” offer non-conventional ways to hook walleye.  This week’s “Fishing Tip” focuses on jig wraps and paddle-tails.
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

Lake of the Week: Turtle Lake

We hit Turtle Lake, about ten miles north of Bemidji. The public access is just east of Irvine Avenue or Highway 15. The 1,600 acres of water leaves plenty of space for anglers to explore. Plenty of bluegill, sunfish and bass reward anglers working the weed beds. The several...
Posted On 08 Jul 2015

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