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David Salo, who lives on Island Lake, holds the 30 1/2-inch walleye he caught on Sunday, May 14, of Minnesota's opening weekend of fishing. He caught the fish on a jig and minnow at a spot where his grandfather took him fishing as a child. (Photo by Ian Eggert)
Island Lake gives up 30-inch walleye on opening weekend
May 20, 2017 - 3:55pm
Jim Isensee is still enjoying what he loves to do at 92 years old. (Photo submitted by Ann Vogel)
'A way of life'
May 20, 2017 - 6:00am
May 19, 2017
This jawbone thought to be from a sand tiger or mako shark was caught by a Grand Rapids, Minn., fisherman last weekend in the Mississippi River in northern Minnesota. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Something fishy here: Shark jawbone caught in Mississippi River in northern Minnesota
May 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
May 18, 2017
Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship
May 18, 2017 - 5:11pm
May 14, 2017
Sam Cook, outdoors columnist
Sam Cook: The early trip: Lake trout, loons, life
May 14, 2017 - 7:22am
Terry Steinwand, North Dakota Game and Fish Department director
Brad Dokken: Outdoors fares well, overall, during North Dakota legislative session
May 14, 2017 - 6:10am
May 13, 2017
Kathleen Roach of Island Lake displays a walleye she caught while fishing on the St. Louis River with her son Dave Nelson of Duluth during the Minnesota fishing opener Saturday, May 13. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
On Fish Lake and beyond, Minnesota's fishing season came with fillets in skillets
May 13, 2017 - 4:57pm
May 11, 2017
Richfield, Minn., artist Tim Turenne’s painting of a walleye foraging on minnows is featured on the 2017 Minnesota walleye stamp. The stamp isn't required to fish walleyes in Minnesota, but proceeds from sales of the stamps help fund walleye-related initiatives across the state. (Minnesota DNR)
Anticipation builds for Minnesota fishing opener
May 11, 2017 - 8:23pm
May 10, 2017
Alexandria, Minn.-based conservation officer Mitch Lawler docks his boat on Lake Victoria in Douglas County on May 5, 2017. Lawler will be patrolling waters in the area for the Minnesota fishing opener. Eric Morken / Forum News Service
DNR goes into fishing opener with 25 enforcement positions unfilled
May 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Dave Coahran, area fisheries supervisor with the state Department of Natural Resources, talks Tuesday to students from Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar about different ways to fish. Let’s Go Fishing started its 2017 season this week by hosting hundreds of students from Willmar and New London-Spicer on Green Lake.play button
Let's Go Fishing launches big season
May 10, 2017 - 5:15am
May 7, 2017
Duane Peterson of Bemidji releases a walleye in April 2015 on the Rainy River near Clementson, Minn. Walleye again will take center stage Saturday during Minnesota's Fishing Opener.(Brad Dokken photo)
Stage set for good Minnesota walleye opener
May 7, 2017 - 6:15am
May 4, 2017
Nick Burton, 26, of Fergus Falls, Minn., fishes the Red River in Fargo for the first time Wednesday, May 3. Burton is already a registered organ donor, but thinks the new registration system through LifeSource and the Minnesota DNR is a good idea. Kim Hyatt/ Forum News Service
Fish, hunt, save lives: MN first to offer organ donor option on fishing license
May 4, 2017 - 8:31pm
April 30, 2017
Brad Dokken
Dokken: Public land an asset, not a liability
April 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Rick Mercil of Grand Forks mans a drift boat during a recent steelhead fishing trip to the Pacific Northwest. Special to Forum News Service
Fishing trip delivers steelhead serenity
April 30, 2017 - 8:11am
Fisheries workers with the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Natural Resources net walleyes from an electro-fishing boat during a walleye population assessment on the St. Louis River in 2015. Minnesota DNR officials are asking the Minnesota Legislature to increase prices on some fishing and hunting licenses to support DNR work, including fisheries research. File photo
Sam Cook: Legislature showing little inclination to increase outdoors funding
April 30, 2017 - 7:31am