Fishing

8:13am

Sat May 11, 2013
Around the Nation

Frozen Lakes Cut Into Minnesota Fishing Tradition

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 11:46 am

Linda Eno owns Twin Pines resort on Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota. She says business is down this year because of the weather, which has kept the lakes frozen.
Conrad Wilson for NPR

On the shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota, it finally feels like spring. But the lake still looks like winter.

Saturday marks the opening of the walleye fishing season, and it's usually one of the busiest weekends for the state's resort communities. But this year, many of the northern lakes are still frozen, restricting water access and, potentially, local businesses.

Rick Bruesewitz, a fisheries manager for the Department of Natural Resources, says it would be tough to get a boat in the water in most places around the lake.

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5:00am

Fri May 3, 2013
Agriculture

Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

The pallid sturgeon is sometimes called a modern dinosaur. Fossils show its ancestors were in fact alive at the time of the dinosaurs.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

More than 20 years after being listed as an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon is just treading water in the Missouri River. Thanks to an ongoing restocking program, the fish population is stable but not recovering.

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12:13pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Parks & Rec

'Tis The Season: Colorado Hunting And Fishing Licenses On Sale

Wikimedia Commons Kintaiyo

Colorado’s hunting and fishing licenses are now on sale for the 2013-2014 season. New licenses for the season are required by April 1 and will expire March 31, 2014.

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5:43am

Thu January 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Michigan Man Reels In Giant Goldfish

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 9:11 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. I have goldfish. They're small. On the other hand, my goldfish don't live in a lake, or at least one has gotten very, very big.

Fishing at Lake St. Claire, Michigan last weekend, Mark Martin reeled in a goldfish big enough to mount on his wall. Most likely dumped by a former owner, it weighed more than three pounds and is nearly 15 inches long. It might be a record catch, if Michigan kept records on goldfish.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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3:25pm

Tue July 31, 2012
Environment

Fire Changes Course Of Mercury Study

The rainwater (wet) mercury collector was installed near Horsetooth Reservoir just four days before the High Park Fire. The rain gauge is on the left, and the precipitation collector is on the right.
Brian Wolff Colorado State University

Scientists already know that mercury can be a hazardous neurotoxin to both fish and anglers chowing down on their catches. But a plan to monitor the way the heavy metal cycles through the environment has taken on a new significance at a reservoir in northern Colorado. 

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