Shortly after ice-out, huge numbers of walleye migrate from their open-water wintering areas to spawn near warmer water from the rivers feeding Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan just a handful of hours east of Minnesota.
Jeff Drexler built his first fish house in 1997 at the request of a dealer selling the backyard storage sheds he was manufacturing at the time. Montevideo-based Ice Castle now produces 50 different models of its popular RV/fish wheelhouses, and demand continues to grow.
In this episode of Northland Outdoors, host Chad Koel enlists the help of Steve Pennaz, a Minnesota fishing hall of famer, and his electronics to not only scope out a location on the lake, but fine tune that location.
Conducted every fall ahead of hunting season, the results of the deer surveys are given to the city to help with the number of licenses given out for the archery hunt to help control the deer population. It also allows students to get experience working in the field.