Odds are there is good fishing not far from your front door.
Friday, May 11, 2012
With more than 250 lakes in the metro area managed for fisheries and nearly 300 miles of good-sized streams and rivers, anglers would be hard-pressed to find another major urban area with such a wealth of fishing opportunities. Take the Mississippi River, for instance. Flowing through the heart of the metro, its northern reaches are well known as a top-notch bass fishery. Then there’s "Pool 2," the area between the dams at St. Paul and Hastings. A few decades ago, it was so polluted that bullheads could barely survive. Now it’s recognized as a world-class catch-and-release fishery for walleye and sauger—thanks in large part to the federal Clean Water Act and state and local efforts to clean up the river. Another metro river, the St. Croix …
Several new regulations will take effect in 2012.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Minnesota anglers are reminded of new regulations on various water bodies and other general changes for the 2012 fishing season. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said the changes are summarized on page four of the 2012 Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet, which is available at any license agent or online. New regulations for 2012 are listed below along with the page number in the regulations booklet where anglers can find more detail. Angling methods Fish identification Aquatic Invasive Species The Minnesota Legislature repealed a requirement that watercraft display an aquatic invasive species (AIS) information sticker to avoid confusion when provisions of a new law go into effect in 2015. Although no longer …