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A Minnesota minnow shortage? Top topic at recent MN-FISH forum

A couple of speakers at the MN-FISH summit on May 3, 2023 said a shortage of minnows available as bait for Minnesota anglers is the biggest challenge the state has faced in fishing and that the effects could influence the future of fishing for generations. (Stock photo)

A shortage of bait minnows has been a common topic in recent years. The angling advocacy group MN-FISH hosted its annual summit on May 3 in Rogers, and the topic was first on the agenda.

Several bait shop owners, bait dealers, and minnow trappers attended and spoke about the topic during the summit. The Minnesota DNR also explained steps it’s taking to help relieve the shortage.

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