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Bait Shops and Anglers Prepare for Minnesota Fishing Opener

There is a shortage of minnows and leeches in the area

MINNESOTA — After months of cold weather, it’s time for anglers to hit the lakes for Minnesota’s Fishing Opener. Even though the weather may be less than ideal tomorrow, anglers are still expecting the event to be a busy one. 500,000 people are expected to go. Walleye, Minnesota’s state fish, is the most sought after. “People just want to do…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —┬áSome people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

Fish House Catches Fires During Tow on I-29

The cause of the fire wasn't clear

  GALCHUTT, ND — No injuries were reported when a fish house caught fire while being towed on I-29. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says the blaze happened early Saturday. The Horace man towing the fish house noticed the smoke, pulled over at the Galchutt exit, about 30 miles south of Fargo, and disconnected the building from his pickup. The…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…

Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener to Cast Off in St. Cloud

About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Governor Dayton will take a break from the heat of the legislative session to host the state’s fishing opener. The 70th annual Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener casts off on May 13th in the St. Cloud area of the Mississippi River. About 500,000 anglers are expected to fish for the walleye season opener. The DNR said this…