Ice Fishing

Bodies of Ice-Fishing Neighbors Pulled From Fish Trap Lake

The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on the lake north of Cushing

CUSHING, MN — Crews have recovered the bodies of two neighbors who died while ice-fishing on a lake in central Minnesota. The men were reported missing Sunday evening after heading out on Fish Trap Lake north of Cushing. Responders first found the body of 69-year-old Wayne Vaverek of Cushing. Despite lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Divers…

First Fargo Ice Fishing Show Brings New Angling Gear to the Metro

The show takes place at Scheels Arena until the weekend

FARGO, N.D. — As the water starts freezing up, ice anglers started to fill Scheels Arena on the first day of Fargo’s first Ice Fishing Show. Companies put out their latest ice–fishing products and even featured some demonstrations to teach people the sport. With the amount of people who venture onto the ice across the state, people in the sporting industry…

Fargo Scheels Hosts 5th Annual Ice Fest

Ice Fest is a premiere outdoor ice fishing event geared at getting you ready to hit the ice this winter

FARGO– This is the fifth year Scheels is hosting its Ice Fest, a premiere outdoor ice fishing event geared at getting you ready to hit the ice this winter. “Ice fishing has gotten to be so popular that the start of the season is so exciting for so many anglers,” Scheels event leader Caryn Olson said. “So, the buzz here…

Fargo Youth Ice Fishing Derby brings Hundreds of Kids to Woodhaven Pond

The event was hosted by the Fargo Parks Districts and gave trophies to several children

FARGO, N.D. — On a very snowy Saturday, hundreds of kids and their parents set up shop on the frozen Woodhaven Pond. Digging into the water a pulling up some fish was part of the adventure. “Ice fishing is one of the great outdoor opportunities that we have in this country, especially in the great North where we can walk on…

LIVE: Youth Ice Fishing Derby

KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns More About The Youth Ice Fishing Derby Hosted By The Fargo Park District

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly talks with Dave Wasness and Brenton Hell of the FM Walleyes about the Youth Ice Fishing Derby hosted by the Fargo Park District. The Derby will take place Saturday, February 24th at South Woodhaven Pond. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the event will kick off at 2 p.m.   Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In…

Three Men From Ohio Are Being Investigated After Ice Fishing Competition

Came In 1st, 3rd and 98th at Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

BRAINERD, Minn. — New details emerge in the investigation into alleged fraud at a Minnesota ice fishing competition. Officials with Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza are investigating whether three men from Ohio legitimately caught the fish when they say they did. Stephan Lyogky and his son, Ivan Lyogky, caught two of three northern pike that won prizes and came in…

Sauk Rapids Man Taken to Hospital After Breaking Through Ice in Otter Tail County

He broke through the ice while fishing

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Crews rushed to West Silent Lake in Otter Tail County in the noon hour on a report of a man in the water. They found a 69-year-old man from Sauk Rapids clinging to the side of the ice. He broke through the ice while fishing. The man was taken to the hospital in Detroit…

Minnesota Anglers Encouraged to Remove Ice Houses

Due to rapidly deteriorating ice conditions, anglers are being encouraged to remove their shelters now and not wait for the deadlines

  MINNESOTA — It might be a good idea to get those ice houses off of the ice a little early. In northern Minnesota, dark houses, fish houses and portable shelters must be off the ice of inland lakes no later than midnight on Monday, March 20. For Minnesota-Canada border waters, the deadline for removal is March 31. But due…

No Fish Caught Again at the Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival

After being revitalized last year the East Grand Forks Community event is back again

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Fargo isn’t the only city in the valley throwing a winter celebration this weekend. The Frosty Bobber Winter Carnival began back in the 1990’s and after a few years on hiatus, the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals brought it back last year. The event has cardboard sledding, a chili feed and carriage rides, but their…

Thin Ice Calls for Extra Precautions While Ice Fishing

Ice is still too thin in many areas for trucks to drive on

  HAWLEY, Minn. This year is similar to last year in that higher temperatures have delayed bodies of water from freezing on time in many areas. The thinner ice can make activities like ice fishing carry a lot more risk. Angler Harley Klemick says one benefit of thin ice is drilling is easier…even if you can’t drive to your warming…