Saturday, May 11, 2013
The 2013 fishing season in Minnesota includes a several fishing events in the Three Rivers Park District.
Information provided by the Three Rivers Park District. Fly Fishing Basics for Women Get the tools to master fishing techniques from instructors. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony and Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie. Free. Restricted to participants age 10 and older. Sponsored by Take Me Fishing. Reservations required. Fly Fishing Basics Get the tools to master fishing techniques from our instructors and be sure your time on the water is well spent. Learn beginning casting techniques and how to choose proper flies. 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 20 at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park in Minnetrista and Coon Rapids Regional Dam in Brooklyn Park. Free…
Friday, May 11, 2012
What you need to know before heading out this weekend.
Minnesota has seen more than its fair share of cold, wet and windy fishing openers, but it doesn't look like 2012 will be one of them. Forecasts call for clear skies with morning lows in the upper 40s and afternoon highs in the high 70s. The fishing season for walleye officially begins at the stroke of midnight, and Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expects anglers to find a good bite throughout the state. Read the metro area fishing outlook here. Bass Fishing—Not Yet in MN Brian McAmis of Fridley does things a little differently. He said by phone from Deer Lake in Wisconsin Friday that he can't wait for Minnesota's bass season, which starts Memorial Day weekend, so usually spends Minnesota's fishing opener one state to the…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The State Legislature is talking about moving the opening date from May 12 to May 5 due in part to our warm spring.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ax-Man Surplus and Vados Bait and Tackle are among the unconventional stores where Fridley residents do their holiday shopping.
At Ax-Man Surplus, you can pick up a disembodied baby doll torso, acres of electrical wire and a Bill Clinton-shaped corkscrew. Vados Bait and Tackle offers custom-made fishing poles and live bait popular throughout the state. Both stores' owners say they are popular for holiday shopping.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Picnickers and fisherfolk braved the downpours at Moore Lake.
Persistent rain didn't stop people from enjoying themselves at Moore Lake on Saturday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Nothing biting yet, but it's beautiful there.
Dennis Carroll of Brooklyn Park brought his kids Madison, 9, and Tyler, 17, to Anoka County Riverfront Park Tuesday for some fishing and playing around. As of 2 p.m. nothing was nibbling but Carroll said they had only just arrived. "I've never fished here before," Carroll said. How'd he find it? "We were (recently) down here for a wedding," he said, indicating the Riedel House at the park's entrance off East River Road. Carroll said he had noticed the location just south of I-694, then remembered it Tuesday when he and the kids weren't having much luck at other fishing spots.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Spring Lake Park's Tower Days begin Thursday with a parade.
Thursday: the one day Fridley Patch loves telling you what to do. Spring Lake Park Tower Days When: Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12 Where: Lakeside Lions Park (Pleasant View Drive NE and 79th Ave NE) Why Go: Enjoy a weekend filled with street dances, carnival games, fireworks and more. Parade is Thursday, 7 p.m., beginning at 81st and Able streets, north on Able to 84th, west on 84th to Monroe, south on Monroe to 79th, and east on 79th to Able Street Price: Most activities are free with the purchase of a $3 Tower Days Participation Button Banfill-Locke Reading Series When: Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Why Go: Hear from authors Catherine Holm of “My Heart is Mountain: Tales of Magic and the…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A cool breeze and a jug of water helps.
The shores of Moore Lake could be Fridley's coolest outdoor spot on what is sure to be the hottest day of the year so far. It helps if you wade in up to your calves, as Dan Barger did Tuesday morning, the second day of an excessive heat advisory that includes Fridley. "This is my spot," Barger said, as he cast a fishing line about 30 feet out. "There's a nice breeze. You don't even feel the heat." Then, lifting his shirt to reveal a bright red, two-day-old sunburn, he added: "That's the problem. It's really dangerous, if you're afraid of (sunburn)." The danger for most people not ankle-deep in Moore Lake, according to the National Weather Service, is that the combination of heat and humidity create conditions for heat-related illness. The …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The sun finally came out late Saturday afternoon and so did the fishermen.
Frank Lemieux of Fridley brought his son Lawrence and nephews Matthew, William and AJ to Anoka County Riverfront Regional Park to fish Saturday afternoon. They chose a spot just south of the I-694 bridge but found themselves fishing into strong winds from the west.