Reminder: Fishing Shelter Removal Date Is Monday

OK. This is your final reminder.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds ice anglers in Northeastern Minnesota are reminded of ice shelter removal dates on lakes located north of U.S. Highway 2.  Dark houses, fish houses and portable shelters must be off the ice of inland lakes no later than midnight on Monday, March 18. For Minnesota–Canada border waters, the deadline for removal is March 31. Anglers are advised to remove shelters earlier if ice conditions warrant.

Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadline, DNR officials said.

“Anglers should also remove any refuse or litter from the lake,” said Capt. Ken Soring of the DNR enforcement division. “Wood blocks used to support a shelter or any type of anchoring device needs to be removed.”

After removal dates, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended.