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Lake Ice Conditions For Duluth / Superior Area Fishing

I've spent quite a bit of time on the forums and on the lakes in the last week.  There are some vehicles driving on area lakes, although ice may not be as thick as some think in certain spots.  There was a report of a truck going through the ice on Rice Lake late last week

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Ice Thickness Guidelines and Safety Tips From The MN DNR

Every year we hear about people falling through the ice on the lakes.  Especially now with the warmer early winter weeks, it's important for people to understand when and how to venture out on the ice.   According to the MN DNR, ice is never 100% safe!

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This Old Boat: My 1957 Sportland 14 Foot Aluminum

Maybe you've read a few of the stories that I've put up about my old boat and my mission to make it a reliable fishing boat.  I figured at the end of the summer, I would recap my adventures with my boat.  

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Early Morning Fishing On Labor Day

This Labor Day we went camping at a small lake in far Northern MN.  We packed up the truck and the boat and I was looking forward to some time relaxing around the campfire and doing some fishing.

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Don’t Throw Back Your Northerns, Here’s How You Get The Bones Out [VIDEO]

Last weekend I went fishing at a friend's cabin where we always catch northern pike.  From a very young age, I was always told that Northern's weren't good eating fish.  My friend's family showed me the trick into fileting a northern.  It's all about getting those Y Bones out.  It's not that hard!

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Easy Camping Hobo Dinner Recipe

 

This last weekend, a group of friends and our families got together for a weekend at the lake.  We cooked all of our meals over the fire, and one of them was the classic "Hobo Dinner."  I was suprised that several of them

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These Guys Prove Grenade Fishing Is Not a Good Idea

Generally speaking, the fisherman/fish dynamic is stacked heavily in favor of the guy with the hook. The relationship would seem even more unequal when the angler is dropping a grenade into the water.

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(Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
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Common Mistakes While Boating

Murphy's law always applies to me.  Here's some ridiculous things that have happened to me while fishing.

1.  Forget to put the drain plug in the boat. With new DNR laws, you're suppose to always travel with the drain plug out.  After years o

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Ken Hayes
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The Walleye Curse Is Lifted, First Walleye In 6 Years

I've had a curse put on since the last walleye I missed in July 2006.  I had pretty good luck, catching nice walleyes all that summer.  Then one day, I missed the biggest walleye of my life.  The thing was huge, well over 30 inches. 

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Was A Success

Believe it or not, I dodged a bullet.  They really should have Mother's Day on a different weekend or something.  Why have it on fishing opener?  After packing everything up, going to the cabin and getting ready to fish, I realized that I totally forgot to get my wife something for Mother's Day.  What am I going to do???

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I missed a big one, chewed threw my line.  I put a wire lead on and a top floating rapala.  The water was clear enough on West Vermilion, I could see the pike chasing my lure.  Awesome!
I missed a big one, chewed threw my line. I put a wire lead on and a top floating rapala. The water was clear enough on West Vermilion, I could see the pike chasing my lure. Awesome!
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Ken Hayes Outdoors: Weekend Fishing Opener [PHOTOS]

I call this Ken Hayes Outdoors in a joking way, since I'm a novice fisherman.  I'm working on getting more lake time in, and luckily this year I was able to spend the whole weekend up north.  Here's some pictures of how our trip went.

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Fisherman’s Best App For Your Smartphone Or Tablet

What if you could have access to thousands of lake maps on your smartphone?  Well you can with Navionics.  It's a pretty amazing app, and I just bought it this weekend gearing up for fishing.  I don't have the fancy equipment on my boat, but this is cheap and quick to learn.  It's $9.99 for all the lakes in the US.

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