Highlights include proposals to modify existing special walleye regulations on Leech Lake, walleye and sauger regulations on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River; northern pike regulations on Lake Vermilion; and a review of experimental walleye regulations on Kabetogama, Namakan, Crane and Little Vermilion lakes.
Planned evaluation of the current northern pike special regulation is underway, including a proposal to simplify pike regulations by bringing them in line with the new statewide zone regulation.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe hopes to test a hypothesis that warming lake temperatures are contributing to the recent walleye population decline.
The plan outlines proposed five-year fish population objectives and management actions for walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake sturgeon, with most of the interest surrounding possible changes for walleye, sauger.
Those who fish the Mississippi between Hastings and the Iowa border encouraged to fill out online questionnaire aimed at gathering public input as the agency reviews bag and size limits for gamefish on that stretch of the river.
First-ever NABC bass tournament a highlight on growing Lake of the Woods-area tournament fishing slate.
Watching the national bass and walleye tournament fishing scene flourish has been extremely gratifying for the author, who is emceeing the inaugural Blackfish Classic in July.
Beginning March 1, fewer keeper walleyes, saugers in spring, winter under Lake of the Woods proposal
Would mean catch-and-release for spring fishing season on Rainy River and changing winter regs to match those of the open-water season, with two less saugers to help protect that population, and the changes would go into effect March 1, 2019.
A fine day of catching Mississippi River walleyes reminds the author to enjoy these heady days of June fishing.
ONAMIA, Minn. — Tribal authorities are investigating an abandoned gillnet found on Lake Mille Lacs that contained 67 dead walleyes. Last week's find has revived the controversy over tribal fishing on Mille Lacs, where the walleye population has been on…
Based on the number of walleye that were originally tagged and the total number of tagged fish that turn up during the recapture, the DNR said it can make an accurate estimate of the lake’s walleye population.
Whether you’re fishing off a continental shelf for swordfish, swinging for river steelhead, or slip-bobbering for opener walleyes, always be ready to switch things up.
Albert Lea's Fountain Lake – and its nice eater-size walleyes – on the menu for '19 Governor's Fishing Opener
It's a solid walleye fishery, with nearly all of the walleyes netted in the most recent DNR survey there between 12 and 19 inches, and the average just under 16 inches.
And a favorable forecast could make for a comfortable fishing opener after all.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
The Lake Sarah experiment: Genetic research continues into southern Minnesota’s premier walleye fishery [video]
‘This could be the key to self-sustaining walleye fisheries throughout the southern part of the state.'
This year’s 10 egg-take operations still met their goal of collecting 4,100 quarts of eggs. With each quart containing an estimated 120,000 eggs, that’s about 492 million walleye eggs and is comparable to the average taken in past years.
A proposal to allow anglers on Leech Lake in northwestern Minnesota more opportunity to keep walleye starting in 2019 will be up for consideration by the DNR.
Though border-water angling has been underway for weeks, Minnesota’s fishing season starts Saturday, May 12, and walleyes and jigs go hand-in-hand.
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