green fishing

“It’s just the two of us, not anyone else.  …all the scenery. It’s just kind of chill…listening to everything, the woods…I’ve never seen a bear... but I’ve seen a lot of deer swim across." – Henry Heglund, 11, on why he likes going fishing with his dad on open water.

Fishing opener is this weekend and anglers across the state are prepping for the big weekend.  Jon Heglund and his son Henry live in Bemidji.  Like so many others, they are getting ready, too.   Katie Carter stopped by their place earlier this week to talk about fishing.

Katie Carter

Winter is ice fishing season in northern Minnesota. Area lakes have sprouted small villages populated by anglers who drop lines or spear through the ice to catch walleyes, perch, or northern pike.