Hunting and Fishing

Hunting and Fishing

News and photographs from local hunters and fishermen.

The opening weekend of Minnesota’s firearms deer season produced results similar to last year for area hunters. One of the top reports from the Gaylord area came from hunters afield near Altnow’s Lake which is located north and east...

Fishing under a full moon

That angling tactic has proved successful for Roger Meffert of Gaylord. Meffert, pictured in top photo, caught a 28-inch walleye earlier this month on Lake Miltona near Alexandria. Meffert’s fishing partner Christopher Goetsch (lower photo), a Gaylord native, caught...
The bass were biting last week at Green Lake north of the Twin Cities for Gaylord angler Dave Main. The former Gaylord football coach topped the amateur division of the Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour Tournament of Champions and came...

Prize Pike!

Ethel Bauer of rural Gaylord caught this 30-inch northern last month near Sugar Loaf Island in Minaki, Canada. She also caught a 16-inch small mouth bass on the trip. –submitted photo

Monster muskie!

Myron Nelson of Gaylord caught this muskie last month in Minaki, Canada. Nelson caught the fish using 6# test line with single hook and leech. Nelson and the fish battled for 20 minutes. The muskie, hooked only in the...

Hooked in Hawaii!

William Paine and Joe Reinke caught these two yellow fin tuna last month while fishing off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Paine’s prize catch weighed nearly 160 pounds. Paine (second from left) and Reinke (second from right) are...
Gaylord fishing guru Dave Main was among the top finishers this past weekend in a Silverado Pro-Am Bass Tour event on Lake Minnewaska in west central Minnesota. Main and his pro partner John Wicht III of Rogers, MN, finished...

Fishing for dollars!

Sibley East graduate Chris Meyer, of Arlington, was among the prize money winners in the Wave Wacker Invitational fishing tournament last month at Mille Lacs Lake. Meyer’s fishing partner in the tournament was Minnesota State University, Mankato hockey coach...

Lafayette Turkey

Gaylord native Tim Hendrycks shot this turkey near Lafayette. The bird was 21-pounds with a 10-1/4” beard. It had spurs that were 1-1/4” in length.

Hog hunting!

Eric and Don Swenson shot these wild boars last month near Lake Moorehaven, Florida. According to Swenson, each boar weighed approximately 100-pounds. –Submitted Photo