Fishing

Landowners Electronically Post 8% of State’s Total Area, New Law Begins August 1

BISMARCK, N.D. — Thousands of North Dakota landowners have electronically posted millions of acres of private land in what is believed to be the first system of its kind in the nation. North Dakota‚Äôs Game and Fish Department opened the system for electronic posting in May. The deadline to post was Thursday, in advance of fall hunting. The 2021 North…

Social Distancing: Figuring Out Fishing

Getting Started In Fishing Is A Daunting Task

  Summer fun is here, and I’m still on the lookout for fun things to do away from crowds. So I’ve been getting into fishing. Never did it much before on my own, but I’m enjoying it. And I didn’t realize how easy it is to just head out for a few right here in town. That’s the benefit to…

Social Distancing: Gone Fishin’

A Novice Angler's 1st Time Fishing In Minnesota

  It’s fishing season. I spent last week out at the lakes in Otter Tail County, so I thought I’d give angling a try. I hadn’t gone fishing in well over a decade. I never had been fishing in Minnesota, one of the best fishing states in the country. I know, I know. I’ve lived here for years and I’ve…

Discover Minnesota: Lake Of The Woods

Anglers Of All Skill Levels Can Find A Bite At The "Walleye Capital of the World"

  Our Discover Minnesota segment heads to the place they call the “Walleye Capital of the World”. Lake of the Woods features world-class fishing along Minnesota’s northern shores. The lake has more than 65,000 miles of coast line and more than 14,000 islands. There are an estimated 10 million walleye in the lake. But you can fish a wide variety…

Minnesota Businesses React To Cold Weather Fishing Opener Along With New Restrictions

The orders include limiting travel, not going in large groups and maintaining social distancing.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — In Detroit Lakes, shop owners say it’s not the usual bustling Saturday opener they normally see walking in. “I think the main rush will happen at the start of the week now once the weather warms up, it’s supposed to get better out than people will really come out in force when it’s actually enjoyable to…

Local Business Owner Reacts To New MN COVID-19 Fishing Regulations

Governor Tim Walz says he does not want people from out of state coming in for the opener.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The fishing opener starts on Saturday but before you think about picking up a rod and heading out on the boat the DNR has new rules. The department recommends people to follow the stay-at-home order by limiting travel to a fishing spot. They also recommended you only go with those you live with and maintain social…

Governor Walz Expands List of Outdoor Recreation Activities for Minnesotans

The Executive Order will go into effect on April 18 at 5 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday expanding the list of outdoor recreational activities that are allowed during the Stay-at-Home order. Minnesotans will be able to enjoy activities such as golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and hiking all while maintaining social distancing guidelines. Residents are encouraged to take part in outdoor activities close to their home. Gov….

North Dakota Game and Fish Department Revokes Fishing Tournament Permits

The tournaments may be rescheduled if it is deemed safe to do so.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has revoked all fishing tournament permits for April and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournaments may be rescheduled if it is deemed safe to do so and if there are enough open calendar days. Organizers of North Dakota fishing tournaments scheduled June though October have been notified of the possibility…