For many who fish through holes in the ice, there’s an anticipation for that first ice fishing excursion that surpasses – dare I say – the attraction of getting in a boat for the first time after a long winter.
The DNR conducts the fall population survey over 17 days, beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, setting 64 nets at sites across the Minnesota side of the lake from the south shore to the Northwest Angle.
Hank Kohler, who was the keynote speaker last March at the International Water Institute’s River Watch Forum at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, definitely has a gift for gab and a knack for telling a story.
Two weeks ago, Deslauriers and his crew fished Lake Bella, about 8 miles south of Worthington, where they harvested an estimated 30,000 pounds of buffalo fish, a few thousand pounds of common carp and a small amount of sheepshead.
Jack Arnesen, of Roosevelt, Minn., was a member of “Feelin’ Azul,” the fishing team that won the Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament held Oct. 21-22 out of Cabo San Lucas, a resort community in the Los Cabos region of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.