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FISHING

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Complicating the shortage is a Minnesota DNR requirement that minnow dealers who trap spottail shiners in waters designated as infested with zebra mussels must remove their gear by Monday, May 23.
LeRoy Chiovitte, of Hermantown, Minnesota, caught the 17-pound, 8-ounce walleye May 13, 1979, on the Seagull River where it flows into Saganaga Lake.
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The action last Saturday was fair – no surprise, considering the weather – but it was good enough to keep things interesting.
My first walleye took the bait within a handful of minutes of dropping a line into Lake Winnibigoshish's 48-degree water.

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Cayla Bendel, R3 coordinator, shares Hank Shaw's recipe. The brining time is 12 hours, so Bendel says be sure to take that into account.
Enforcement action on Upper Red Lake included angling with no license in possession, multiple overlimits of walleyes and failure to display current registration on watercraft.
ANS Awareness Week aims raise the public’s understanding of how to stop stop the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species in the state’s waterways.
Festivities for the 74th Governor’s Fishing Opener were held in Cass Lake and on Lake Winnibigoshish in Leech Lake Nation.
“Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies’ revenue,” the senators wrote in a letter to the federal agency.

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For me, the walleye has a mystique I find difficult to explain. The appearance is definitely part of it. Walleyes are beautiful fish, and their color varies depending on where you catch them.
Alex Letvin says many lakes in his work area are going through a transition with clearing waters and expanded vegetation. It's a change that naturally benefits fish species like northern pike and largemouth bass. What might that look like for walleye on some of these waters going forward?
With the ice finally gone on most Minnesota lakes, the spring fish harvest is in full swing. Tribal members say the annual ritual of gathering fish through spearing or netting provides a vital food source for the community and preserves a cultural tradition.

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