I know a lot of people travel all over to camp, fish and enjoy the outdoors. Of course, there are pests to be aware of and if you're heading towards the Detroit Lakes area in Minnesota, then this will of special interest to you.
As more and more people hit the water for fishing and recreation, it's also that time of year to be aware of where zebra mussels are and how to prevent spreading them.
An aluminum can encrusted with zebra mussels found at Crooked Lake in Lake County has resulted in the lake being designated as infested, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Crooked Lake is located near the to
It's that time of the year where we all get set to hit the water for fishing and recreation, so it's a perfect time for National Safe Boating Week. This weekend, the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers was helping spread the message of the "Ready, Set, Wear It!" campaign, reminding everyone of the importance of wearing life jackets.
When you think of boating safety, it usually involves wearing a life jacket and operating the boat responsibly. However as Kare 11 reports, there's a hidden danger that you've probably never even thought about.
Ever wonder why sometimes you see a boat on a trailer on the side of the highway with no truck to be found? Probably because the wheel bearing failed and it either lost a week or it has a wheel bent on the side. It's a common mistake that many boaters make - not checking their wheel bearings.
A study has been done on 50 lakes across Minnesota looking for chemicals that find their way into the lakes. The most common chemical was DEET (used in bug spray). Followed by a plastics chemical, and then surprisingly cocaine showed up. Sometimes the cocaine was even found in remote lakes not near a sewer run off.
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 of always having it in, it takes a little bit to remember...
A couple of years ago I inherited a vintage boat from my Grandpa who had passed away. As sad as it was to lose my Grandpa, it did bring me some comfort that I would be able to share his passion for fishing by taking care of his boat. It’s a 1957 14 foot aluminum boat, with a Gale Buccaneer 12hp motor...
The weather has certainly been giving us Spring fever. Some of us may have already tucked the snow blower away and had our sights set on the "fun" summer toys. The MN DNR reminds us, before we make that BIG purchase, you should review rules and regulations, so you aren't spending thousands needlessly. Here's the skinny.