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 By Brad Dokken    Features    June 20, 2016

10 years later, Red Lake success story endures

RED LAKE, Minn. - Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red Lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that were as similar as they were gloomy. The two connected basins in northwestern Minnesota were all but devoid of walleyes. Fresh on the job as a tribal fisheries...


Red Lake rendezvous

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn.-Let's get one thing straight here right off the bat about this early January fishing excursion: We'd picked the coldest day of a mostly wimpy winter to try our luck for rainbow trout and brook trout on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The temperature last Saturday morning flirted with 15 below...

 By Brad Dokken    Features    June 8, 2015

Small water, big fun: Red Lake serves up fast action for rainbow trout

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn.--The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout. There was no guesswork; this fish meant business. As fishing trips go, they don't start much faster. There'd be plenty more of the same in the next four...

 By Brad Dokken    News    April 7, 2014

Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery

RED LAKE - As Al Pemberton recalls, it was about three years after the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources signed an agreement to restore walleye populations in Upper and Lower Red lakes that he saw the true potential for the big lakes' recovery. The agreement, which state and tribal...

 By Brad Dokken    News    July 8, 2013

Red Lake Indian Reservation lakes live up to reputation for topnotch fishing

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. — It was the kind of day best spent in a boat, sunny with a light breeze and a temperature in the mid-70s. The thunderstorms that had rumbled through the area the previous evening, lighting up the sky like Fourth of July fireworks seemed like a distant memory. As he almost always does,...

 By Brad Dokken    News    March 25, 2013

Creel survey documents strong winter season on Upper Red Lake

Buoyed by good fishing and an expanded range of “keeper”-size fish, anglers kept more than 93,000 pounds of walleyes this winter on the Minnesota portion of Upper Red Lake. According to results from a winter creel survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the estimated walleye take of 93,007 pounds...


Red Lake hosts Arizona youth for native camp

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION – They came as strangers, young people from the Navajo Nation in Arizona who had never seen anything quite like the massive body of water the Aniishiinabe call Miskwagami-wizaga-igoniyg for its beautiful sunsets. Red Lake, they said, looked like an ocean. They slept in tents, swatted mosquitoes and...

 By Brad Dokken    Features    April 2, 2012

Seven Clans Casino launches fishing venture on tribal lakes

The waters of the Red Lake Indian Reservation typically aren’t thought of as a destination for anglers, but a new offering through the band’s Seven Clans Casino aims to change that. Beginning this spring, the casino in Red Lake, Minn., will be offering guided fishing trips on more than 25 small lakes within the reservation...

 By Brad Dokken    News    May 30, 2011

Red Lake Band receives $200,000 grant to track timber wolves

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa has received a $200,000 federal grant to launch a satellite tracking study of timber wolves on tribal lands. According to Jay Huseby, wildlife director for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, the grant will allow the tribe to purchase 10 GPS collars to track timber wolves on tribal lands and learn more about the types of habitat they prefer. The collars...


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