OK, I see that the opener is May 14. Here's my question, as a newbie to MN:
It's open season for lots of species all year, so, if you're fishing for something other than 'eyes or northerns before May 14, and you hook one of them, are you OK to just release it and go on fishing?
Yes it is. It's winters like this that I'm glad I sold my snowmobile. I'm hoping to get a yamaha rhino 660 side-by-side this spring. But I have to get the wife a new house frist. We both hate living in the city.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954