Minnesota Will Allow Catch-and-Release Fishing Records For Some Species

Minnesota’s state-record fish program now will include catch-and-release length records, but for only three species — lake sturgeon, flathead catfish and muskellunge. Traditional catch-and-keep records for all species will remain an option, said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s traditional fishing records are based on certified weight. The…
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DNR Captures Big Batch Of Kamloops Rainbows For Stocking Program

Look for a story and video from the French River in Sunday’s Duluth News Tribune about fisheries officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources capturing Kamloops rainbow trout. Fisheries crews, using a seine net, collected more than 600 of the trout, one of the largest net pulls in many years. The fish are captured…
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TU Meeting Will Address Status Of North Shore Steelhead

The conservation group Trout Unlimited offers an opportunity to learn about the status of North Shore steelhead on at 7 p.m. April 14 at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth. The Gitche Gumee Chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting will feature a presentation on the “Status and Future of Steelheading” including an examination of habitat work, the…
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Minnesota DNR Reverses Its Decision, Will Allow Live Bait For Mille Lacs Walleyes

Walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to use live bait this summer after all. In a surprising turnabout, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reversed its position on the use of live bait announced last month. Under regulations announced at that time, only walleye anglers on commercial launches would have been able…
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A Spring Run-off Tour In Duluth

If you like moving water, you might want to check out the spring run-off video I put together. I took a couple of walks along the Lester River and Tischer Creek here in Duluth. You’ll find the video here.