Minnesota DNR Reports

Observation of walleye egg take operations closed to public [video]

Biologists with the Minnesota DNR will collect walleye eggs this spring; however, social distancing requirements mean this popular springtime activity will not be open for public viewing this year. Hatcheries, the destination for the eggs collected, also remain closed to the public. “Egg take operations are neat things to watch,” said Henry Drewes, northwest region fisheries supervisor. “But the closeness…

Trout stocking via helicopter means more fish for anglers

Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall. The Minnesota DNR typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the state’s difficult-to-reach lakes. In those waters, airplanes have been used for years to provide aerial stocking. But recently, pilots in…