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Upgraded DNR mobile website adds fishing regulations, invasive species

Minnesota anglers who forgot their fishing regulations booklets at home now can easily find special fishing regulations information and more on their smartphones.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently made its popular LakeFinder application compatible with more mobile devices and upgraded content to include special fishing regulations, invasive species information, lake contour maps and public access locations.

LakeFinder can be accessed by just about any device that runs a web browser.

"On GPS-enabled devices, our new version knows where you are geographically and can tell you what you need to know about the lake you are on," said Steve Lime, DNR web applications manager. "If you are on Lake Mille Lacs, it knows that. You can quickly get a listing of species in the lake, special fishing regulation information and what invasive species inhabit the lake. It's all at your fingertips."

Lime said the upgraded LakeFinder application has improved mapping capabilities, too, as DNR data has been integrated with Google maps. All of the updated information has been reformatted to fit smaller smart phone screens.

DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said the new application is a logical extension of its popular website information.

"LakeFinder gets more web hits than any other location on the agency's website," said Landwehr. "Now, people can hit this site even if they've already hit the lake."

To access LakeFinder, visit

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