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February 12, 2014
Professional fisherman headlines Sport & Rec Show this weekend
Professional fisherman Ted Takasaki will share his knowledge on catching walleye as part of the Sport & Recreation Show taking place this...
February 12, 2014 - 7:03am
February 7, 2014
Good time to break fishing routine
Like a lot of people, I am 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...
February 7, 2014 - 7:52am
Dakota Recreation Report for Feb. 7, 2014
Jamestown Sun Dakota Recreation Report Feb. 7, 2014 Patricia Stockdill Outdoor Notes: Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check with local bait shops for any ice condition information. Harassing wildlife...
February 7, 2014 - 7:51am
Prepare now, in order to get hooked
Fishing is a fun thing to do: That’s why so many people do it. Did you know that that are more anglers than golfers and tennis players combined? That’s a lot. With that many people going fishing, every now and then something bad or unpleasant is going to happen. It might be a...
February 7, 2014 - 7:49am
January 31, 2014
Good time to go after perch and pike
I have always enjoyed my own little internal debates, like would I rather have a 12-ounce hamburger steak for a little less price than an 8-ounce rib eye steak? And the same concept applies to the outdoors. Would you rather catch 15 decent perch, or three big pike during a few hours...
January 31, 2014 - 7:57am
Color can be helpful under the ice
It might not seem like it, but the late ice season is not that far off. With Polar Vortex’s and such displaying their power, warmer weather seems like a long way off. However, as the days continue to get longer and the sun moves farther north, we can be assured that the fish under...
January 31, 2014 - 7:54am
Fishing derby set for Lake Renwick
Icelandic State Park’s Lake Renwick is the site for an ice fishing tournament being sponsored by the Pembina County & Area Sportsman’s Club on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee for the derby is $10 per person with children ages 12 and under free. Participants must...
January 31, 2014 - 7:53am
January 28, 2014
NDWF members honored; Sklebar among those recognized
The North Dakota Wildlife Federation held its 79th annual convention Jan. 10-11 in Jamestown. Stutsman County Wildlife Federation member Tom...
January 28, 2014 - 9:43am
January 24, 2014
Dakota Recreation Report for Jan. 24, 2014
Jamestown Sun Jan. 24, 2014 Patricia Stockdill Outdoor Notes: Ice is never completely safe. Avoid areas with vegetation, moving water, pressure ridges, and springs. Check with local bait shops for any ice condition information. Harassing wildlife and chasing coyotes with snowmobiles...
January 24, 2014 - 7:33am
January 17, 2014
First time on the ice in the New Year
The year 2014 started off with cold temperatures and reports of a hot perch bite on Big Stone Lake at Ortonville Minnesota, right on the Minnesota/South Dakota border. Some friends and I planned a trip to Big Stone with an eye on the weather. We decided that as soon as there was...
January 17, 2014 - 7:30am
January 10, 2014
Midseason tips while on the ice
By Bob Jensen, Fishing the Midwest In many areas where anglers fish through the ice this time of year, we are at about the midway part of the season. Most lakes have a good cover of ice as well as some snow. We also have cold weather, lots of it. There are a number of things we...
January 10, 2014 - 7:00am
January 3, 2014
Taking a stroll down memory lane
By Bob Jensen, Fishing in the Midwest It’s at this time of year every year that I reflect on years passed: I don’t mean to do this, I just can’t help it. And, for the most part, my trips down memory lane are usually pretty pleasant. As I tripped down memory mane from the...
January 3, 2014 - 8:46am
December 27, 2013
Looking back on a busy year
By Bob Jensen Fishing the Midwest As the 2014 fishing season gets closer, now is a good time to look back at the 2013 fishing season. I get to travel quite a bit in my fishing and I always enjoy reliving those travels and fishing trips. This past year was a busy one, and many of...
December 27, 2013 - 8:49am
December 24, 2013
Boat registration cycle begins Jan. 1
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is reminding boat owners that 2014 is the first year of a new three-year registration period. With it comes an increase in license fees passed by the 2013 Legislature. Effective Jan. 1, the cost of registering motorboats...
December 24, 2013 - 7:06am
December 23, 2013
New boat registration cycle begins Jan. 1 in ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is reminding boat owners that 2014 is the first year of a new three-year registration period. With it comes an increase in license fees passed by the 2013 Legislature. Effective Jan. 1, the cost of...
December 23, 2013 - 10:50am