Wisconsin’s fishing season is open, and Minnesota’s opener is Saturday. If you catch a nice fish, we’d love to list it in our Nice Fish column and share the photo of your catch with our readers.
Here’s how to do that:
Each Sunday this summer, the News Tribune’s Outdoors section will publish a list of big fish caught in our region. It isn’t a contest. It’s just a listing of many of the largest fish caught throughout the Northland.
The Nice Fish column will begin Sunday, May 20.
To get your fish listed:
E-mail it to email@example.com or call the News Tribune at (218) 723-5300 or (800) 456-8282.
Be sure to list the angler’s name, hometown, the body of water where the fish was caught and its weight in pounds and ounces, or, if it was released, its length in inches.
Walleye, 8 pounds; walleye releases, 28 inches; northern pike, 12 pounds; northern pike releases, 31 inches; musky, 15 pounds; musky releases, 40 inches; largemouth bass, 5 pounds; largemouth bass releases, 18 inches; smallmouth bass, 4 pounds; smallmouth bass releases, 16 inches.
Crappies, 1 pound, 6 ounces; crappie releases, 13 inches; sunfish/bluegills, 1 pound, 6 ounces; perch, 1 pound; catfish, 10 pounds; chinook salmon, 10 pounds; coho salmon, 3 pounds; Atlantic salmon, 4 pounds; lake trout, 8 pounds; lake trout releases, 30 inches; rainbow trout, 6 pounds; brown trout, 2 pounds; splake, 6 pounds; and lake sturgeon, 35 pounds.
Send us your Nice Fish photos, too
We’ll publish some each Sunday and post more on our website. The photos must feature recent catches, and everyone in the photo must be identified (that means names and hometowns). Of course, we also want to know how big the fish was and the body of water where it was caught.
To send us your photo:
E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use JPG (JPEG) format and be sure to include all pertinent information.