Minnesota DNR

Fishing near docks? Know the state’s rules

St. Paul — If you care to see what kinds of confrontations can develop between shoreline anglers and lakeshore property owners, just search YouTube.com. There’s no shortage of examples: an angler casting close to a dock, a dock owner offended by the proximity of the angler to his or her property, a shouting match. Who’s right? In most cases in Minnesota,…

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…