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FISHING

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Complicating the shortage is a Minnesota DNR requirement that minnow dealers who trap spottail shiners in waters designated as infested with zebra mussels must remove their gear by Monday, May 23.
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The action last Saturday was fair – no surprise, considering the weather – but it was good enough to keep things interesting.
My first walleye took the bait within a handful of minutes of dropping a line into Lake Winnibigoshish's 48-degree water.
Area MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Reports - May 17, 2022

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Photos from fishing opener on Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison
Festivities for the 74th Governor’s Fishing Opener were held in Cass Lake and on Lake Winnibigoshish in Leech Lake Nation.
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For me, the walleye has a mystique I find difficult to explain. The appearance is definitely part of it. Walleyes are beautiful fish, and their color varies depending on where you catch them.
Alex Letvin says many lakes in his work area are going through a transition with clearing waters and expanded vegetation. It's a change that naturally benefits fish species like northern pike and largemouth bass. What might that look like for walleye on some of these waters going forward?
With the ice finally gone on most Minnesota lakes, the spring fish harvest is in full swing. Tribal members say the annual ritual of gathering fish through spearing or netting provides a vital food source for the community and preserves a cultural tradition.

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They call it the Minnesota “fishing opener,” but everyone knows the day is really about the walleye.
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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
Word around the bait store is the walleye bite might be a little light this year as anglers prepare to drop lines Saturday, May 14, for the Minnesota fishing opener.

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