1. A message from Al Lindner.
> Al: “There’s plenty of opportunities to make your living in the fishing industry, but you’re not going to find them in your local newspaper. That’s why we created the Fishing Careers Workshop, to help you understand how the industry works and where you might fit in.”
They say it’s all about “who you know,” but there are certain steps YOU can take to make those connections happen. Here’s the man himself, Al Lindner, talking ’bout an awesome opportunity:
2. MN: Lake of the Woods shows out!
The Minnesota Tournament Trail (MTT) hit Lake of the Woods last weekend and had 49 fish over 28″ brought to the scales — serious amounts of WHOA!
Bob Nitti and Bryan Dunaiski took home the ‘dubyah’ with a 2-day bag (12 fish) for 40.19 lbs, taking home a $50K Skeeter boat package. How’s that for a couple days of fishing?! Congrats guys!
3. MN: Hernesman/Colter win Cass Lake MWC.
Dave Hernesman and Sean Colter’s 2-day total of 34-07 (10 fish) brought ’em home $16,858 in cash + prizes. Classic fall pattern: Caught ’em live-bait rigging large redtails and creek chubs on steep main-lake breaklines in 32-40′. Get this:
> Colter: “The way the big fish were biting, when we got a bite, we had to open the bail, turn the boat around and drive toward the fish while reeling to keep from losing them.”
Sounds sketchy, but clearly paid off. Congrats guys!
4. MN: “Walleye overage” can be paid back on Mille Lacs.
> Mille Lacs Lake angler survey results show state anglers have taken walleye at levels far enough under the state’s safe harvest allocation to pay back a harvest overage accumulated in 2016 and 2017.
Soooo basically: We put 16,050 walleyes on a credit card between 2016-2017…but should have enough walleyes left in our bank account after this year to pay off those walleyes we borrowed….
5. MI: MWC world walleye championship…
…happening on Bays De Noc, Oct 4-6.
6. MN: DNR’s building an electric “wall”…
…to keep bighead, grass and silver carp outta Janesville area lakes:
> Electric currents running through concrete aprons immobilize the fish, causing the current to push them back where they swam from.
7. MN: Possible reg changes comin’ to…
…Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point, Crane and Little Vermilion.
8. MN: $25K paid out to the top 6 spots…
…at the Fishing to End Hunger charity tourney on Gull Lake, Oct 6. Great cause!
9. ND: Woodland Resort gets Community Partner Award.
For sure worth the trip if you’ve never been. Of course the fishing on Devils Lake is great, but the Woodland Resort crew also work their tails off to make sure the rest of your trip is just as great-er-er. Well deserved guys!
Btw they have ice-fishing packages starting at just $99.
10. WY: Watercraft registration closed during Oct.
Better burn up a lunch break to get it taken care of before then…
11. How Perry Good catches ’em during a bug hatch.
Would normally be a little late in the year to be talkin’ bugs…but saw one heck of a hatch going on a few days ago here in central MN. Plus these are great early-fall techniques regardless: