Minnesota Fishing License Sales Brisk A Week Before Opener

Minnesota fishing licenses are selling at a much brisker pace this spring than last spring, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Through the Friday a week before the opener, the state had sold nearly 207,000 licenses, up from about 124,000 last year at the same time. That compares to 218,000 in 2012, 164,000 in 2011 and 244,500 in 2010 on the Friday a week before the opener.

Minnesota’s fishing season opens Saturday.