Friday, May 10, 2013
Minnesota has the highest boat registration per capita of any state in the nation, and about 600,000 fishing licenses are sold in the state each year.
Minnesota’s walleye season officially opens at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, and forecasts call for clear skies with morning lows in the 30s and afternoon highs in the 50s. Sunday, also Mother’s Day, should be mostly clear with highs in the low 60s. Read an overview of the metro area fishing outlook here. Heading out to a local lake? Try these metro area stores for any gear you need: If you're specifically heading to the Lake Minnetonka area, here are a few local favorites there: Fishing licenses are required for all anglers and can be purchased at most gas stations, bait shops and sporting goods stores. Minnesota is the nation’s leader in fishing participation (28 percent of residents age 16 or older buy a license, according to the Department of …
Sunday, May 15, 2011
It was cold, and wet, but that didn't stop a dedicated group from fishing at Lake Harriet.
Eight-year-old Morgan Ajwang was beaming after a day of fishing at Lake Harriet with her half-sister, 3-year-old Ella Wucherpfenning and stepfather, Hans Wucherpfenning. While the family hadn’t actually caught any fish, and though it was rainy and cold, she seemed happy and satisfied at a day’s work. This isn’t her fish time fishing, either. She went with her stepfather last summer too, and is therefore an experienced fisherwoman. The secret to fishing, she said, is “to make sure they’re still there” when you pull the fish out of the water. Indeed, the rainy weather seemed to be no deterrent for a number of fishing enthusiasts who came out for Saturday’s fishing opener, despite the cold. They also weren’t deterred by the fact that it’s …
Friday, November 26, 2010
The same winter chill that drives most Southwest Minneapolis residents indoors, drives some local fishermen to try their luck at Lake Harriet.
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- Betsy Rowley
Friday, November 26, 2010
Daytime temperatures this week plummeted below 20 degrees. But the biting cold and ice edging onto the lake did not prevent some die-hard fishermen from making a showing. Winter fishing on Lake Harriet is a tradition for many Minneapolis residents. "We've been coming here since she was 9 years old," said fisherman Tim Hoene, of his daughter Libby Hoene. "Now she's home from school for Thanksgiving break." As Mr. Hoene stood aside taking a phone call, his daughter Libby Hoene explained that fishing at Lake Harriet isn't as good as it used be. "They do stock the lake but just with small pan fish and fingerlings," she said. "We catch mostly muskies but sometimes pike or even walleye." The Hoenes, like many of the other Lake Harriet winter …