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Lake of the Woods

April 29, 2018
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder when it comes to lake sturgeon, but the prehistoric-looking fish draw throngs of anglers every spring to the Minnesota-Canada border waters of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. Brad Dokken / Forum News Serviceplay button
Anticipation fuels sturgeon excursion
April 29, 2018 - 6:10am
This newspaper clipping from May 16, 1996, recalls the Minnesota Walleye Opener Brad Dokken spent ice fishing on the still-frozen Lake of the Woods. File photo.
The '96 walleye opener was a day to remember
April 29, 2018 - 6:04am
March 18, 2018
With the outline of a wheeled fish house clearly visible in the foreground, five northern pike were dumped and left on the ice in late January on Devils Lake. An angler with an appreciation for pike and a knack for removing the pesky Y-bones salvaged the fish, which hadn't been frozen long. Submitted photo
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
March 18, 2018 - 6:20am
March 11, 2018
Squinting from his ultra-bright surroundings, Forum News Service outdoors writer Brad Dokken shows off the 42-inch northern pike he caught on a walleye rod during a recent snowmobile and ice fishing trip to Oak Island on Lake of the Woods. Fishing partner Jason Laumb of Grand Forks helped him steer the girthy fish up an 8-inch hole for a quick photo before the pike was released. Submitted photo / Forum News Serviceplay button
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
March 11, 2018 - 7:50am
March 4, 2018
BRAD DOKKEN: Embracing ice and snow on Lake of the Woods
March 4, 2018 - 6:10am
December 17, 2017
Nick Anthony of Ballard's Resort takes some time to wet a line Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, as he talks about the work that goes into getting ready for another winter fishing season on Lake of the Woods near Baudette, Minn. Walleyes and saugers provided steady action throughout the day. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service                               play button
Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter fishing industry running smoothly
December 17, 2017 - 6:00am