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John Myers

John Myers

Outdoors reporter

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. He's been at the News Tribune since 1986, reporting a variety of topics, including eight years covering state and national government at the state Capitol in St. Paul. He's also covered the environment, mining, forest fires, climate, weather, crime, science, local government and general news. You can reach him at

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From state parks and national forests, to private and municipal campgrounds, camping options abound.
Only larger, deeper lakes in the Arrowhead still have ice.
Duncan patrols the woods and waters around Duluth.
Call ahead to make sure your opening-day destination lake is free of ice.
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Jigs have caught more world-record fish than any other lure and will be the go-to choice for many anglers on Minnesota's fishing opener May 14.
A new National Geographic book by Stephanie Pearson is rooted in her childhood exploring Duluth's Hartley Park.
May sunshine may not be enough to make up for April's cold.
All Nathan Williams is known to have had with him when he left on his trip are two fishing rods and a single shot Harrington & Richardson 12-gauge shotgun, in case he saw a grouse. He was wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt. He didn't even have a sleeping bag — just a blue down comforter from his bed.
One of 54 deer shot by sharpshooters carried the disease.
Rivers (but not the St. Louis) may be better options for early fishing.