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Fishing expert, Charlie Simkins, Photo by Jerry Carlson
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DNR Reminds Anglers to Practice “Resource Recycling”

The Minnesota DNR is asking anglers to practice "resource recycling" this fishing season. DNR Central Minnesota Fisheries Manager Brad Parsons says "resource recycling" means handling catch-and-release fish with care.

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Conditions Look Favorable for MN Fishing Opener

It should be a busy weekend at resorts and boat landings this weekend for Minnesota's fishing opener. DNR Central Region Fisheries Manager Brad Parsons with the early ice out this spring, and warmer weather on tap more people are expected to fish the opener

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Fishing Season Means Big Business for MN

When Minnesota's fishing opener arrives Saturday, as many as 500,000 anglers are expected to wet a line. It represents about a third of all the licensed anglers in the state and also means big business.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Some Minnesota Lakes Still Have Ice For Opener

Officials expect nearly 500,000 people to head out onto Minnesota's lakes and streams for this weekend's opening of fishing season.

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Jerry Carlson / By changing our strategy to a live bait presentation, we were able to successfully target big northern on Rainy Lake reefs.
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Adopting A New Strategy Led To Success

My friend, Charlie Simkins and I, have been making an annual trek to Island View Lodge on Rainy Lake with a group of anglers for a number of years. Although Rainy is noted as a quality northern fishery, by the time we get there in mid July, the northern are out of the bays and on the reefs where the walleye are located.

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Walleye
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Anglers Could Face Some Bait Shortages This Fishing Opener

Anglers who are looking for a particular type of bait this fishing opener may have a hard time finding bait like shiner minnows and jumbo leaches.

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Walleye Gets Lot Of Help To Be King In Minnesota

As anglers hit Minnesota's lakes Saturday in the season opener, many will be trying for a tasty walleye. But the state fish wouldn't be in most lakes without a lot of Department of Natural Resources spending to put it there.

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Jerry Carlson
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Minnesota Fishing Season Opens Saturday

A Minnesota tradition continues Saturday morning when an estimated 500,000 anglers take to lakes and rivers for the fishing opener.

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Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama  Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
Governor Dayton heads out on his boat on Pokegama Lake with fishing host Scott Glorvigen and Army National Guard Specialist Dennis Coan.(Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office)
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Dayton Prepares For Governor’s Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton will be among the nearly 500,000 Minnesotans going fishing this weekend. Preparations are under way in Nisswa for the Governor's Fishing Opener, a Minnesota tradition since 1948.

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http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishmn/index.html
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishmn/index.html
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DNR Rolls Out New Fish Minnesota Website

The Department of Natural Resources has rolled out a new Fish Minnesota website just in time for Saturday's walleye opener. The DNR says it makes information easier to access and easier to understand, especially when it comes to regulations.

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