Hunting Fishing

Hunting Fishing

Dennis Anderson: Out ice fishing together, alone, on the St. Croix

Early last Tuesday morning, Roy and Judy Holmquist drove onto the frozen St. Croix River hoping to put a few crappies in a bucket. These are lifelong anglers, the two of them, Judy having grown up in Litchfield, Minn., not far west of the Twin Cities, where as a kid she cast a line into Lake Ripley. Roy, meanwhile, lived as a boy in West Lakeland, hard by the shores of the St. Croix, whose siren call he hears in summer as well as winter.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Watch the salmon run in beautiful Butte Creek from a bird’s-eye view

A beautiful view of Butte Creek and the salmon run in a video shot and edited by John Hannon. Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River near Colusa.