As winter retreats, guest speaker “Tackle” Terry Tuma talks river angling techniques with the youth of the Lakeville Fishing Club.
Program previously included only lake sturgeon, muskellunge and flathead catfish in the catch-and-release category.
New regulations for catching and keeping northern pike will be the most significant change anglers will see when they open up the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Regulations Booklet being distributed throughout the state, the DNR said
2017 fish, game, trapping licenses set to expire; 2018 licenses will be costlier.
The DNR’s new northern pike regulations.
The new regulations on inland waters will be in effect starting March 1; however, fishing for northern pike is not allowed on these waters until the fishing opener on Saturday, May 12.
A recently compiled post-tournament tally showed 332 anglers caught 1,359 fish, including 963 smallmouth bass and 396 northern pike. The totals are a marked increase from the tournament’s first run in 2016, when 56 anglers caught only 582 fish.
The fall bite for northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species just might improve when the water temperatures peak in the afternoon.
Comins Lake was well on its way to recovery after the state restocked the fishery with largemouth bass, brown and rainbow trout in 2015. But invading pike continue to make a mess of what was