Preparing for Fishing Opener

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Anglers are buying all the bait they can get for Minnesota’s fishing opener tomorrow. Detroit Lakes is preparing for the masses that are awaiting the first cast of the season.

As a Minnesota tradition, as soon as the clock strikes midnight die heart anglers will be casting their lines for the first time this season.
In the spirit of the season, Quality Bait & Tackle in Detroit Lakes will be open all night.

“But they’re gung–ho its traditional you have to go even if it’s just for ten minutes you can say you’ve been on the water,” said Quality Bait and Tackle Owner John Store.

Sheriff’s deputies are setting up boundary buoys in the area separating little and big Detroit.
It is still cold, but the season is starting out promising because there is no ice left on the lake.
It’s still a little chilly in Detroit Lakes but Minnesota Officials are saying that’s not going to affect tomorrow’s big opener.

“If the weathers little colder we won’t see as many but there are quite a few die hard fishing fans that will be out there regardless what the weather is” said Deputy Adam Douglas Boat and Water Division.

The DNR is stressing that with all the excitement always remember to check current regulations. For Detroit Lakes here is what you need to know.

“If you’re going for walleyes it’s a 6 daily bag only one of those can be 20 inches. If you’re going for northern Pike it is a 3 day daily bag and only one of those can be over 30 inches.” said Nathan Olson DNR Area Fishery Supervisor.

Anglers are encouraged to check regulation booklets since some lakes do have specialized regulations.

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