Dennis Anderson

Columnist | Outdoors
Phone: 612-673-4424
Anderson has been the Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993. Before that, for 13 years, he wrote the outdoors column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He and his colleague, outdoors writer Doug Smith, cover hunting, fishing, camping, boating, paddling and other outdoor activities, as well as natural resource conservation.

Recent content from Dennis Anderson

Anderson: Walleyes are at Mille Lacs, but where are anglers?

Weather and limit reduction have kept anglers off Lake Mille Lacs for the most part this season.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 12:29 AM

Anderson: Fishing without a boat is a shore thing

Minnesota is an angler’s paradise, particularly because of the variety. Add to that paradise — the thrill of wade fishing without launching a boat or starting a motor.

Updated: June 16, 2013, - 12:36 AM

Anderson: Taking advantage of a beautiful day on the St. Croix

All the wonders of fishing were evident on the St. Croix on Thursday.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Anderson: Taking it to the limit so far on Upper Red

The state’s hottest walleye water might be Upper Red in the northwest part of the state, where limits have been commonplace since ice left the lake May 15.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 01:32 AM

Outdoors notes: Cold water, bad weather hold down tournament

Recent cold weather and still-present cold water put a chill on muskie catching Saturday at the Metro Muskie tournament.Anglers also...

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Anderson: Support starts at the top: A Q&A with Gov. Mark Dayton

A Q&A session with Gov. Mark Dayton makes clear — as do his actions — where he stands on the outdoors

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 12:23 AM

Anderson: If you like a challenge, steelhead worth fighting for

Fishing for steelhead on the North Shore is anything but a relaxing day in a calm pool. But if you like a challenge ...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Anderson: Three key meetings coming up to save region's prairies

Conservations and policymakers will meet several times in June on saving grasslands and wetlands in Minnesota and Dakotas. They are being lost quickly.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Anderson: Fire singes Bud Grant's dream

Bud Grant spent a half-century enjoying and improving a tract of land that is “all gone now, all burned.”

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Anderson: Ice is out, and fish are biting

Anglers during the long weekend should have ample opportunities to make up for the opener’s chilly conditions.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 12:58 AM

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