Submitted by Terry Davis on May 8, 2007 - 10:40am. Filed under: Outdoors Minnesotas fishing season opens Saturday, May 12, but a Hutchinson man was ticketed April 30 for allegedly getting a head start by landing a walleye out of the Crow River at the dam.
At 6:20 p.m., police took a call from a person reporting that a man fishing at the dam had caught a walleye and placed it in a bag. Police found the suspect and the walleye.
Keith Daryl Johnson, 39, was ticketed for fishing without a license and for taking a protected fish out of season. The walleye was released. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials were notified.
(Terry Davis is a staff writer for the Hutchinson Leader. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot. - HookedGood
I've been walleye fishing several times this week. I just don't bring a rod and reel. I've been checking temps, and checking structure with an Aqua-View and my depth finder. An angler can get a running start on the season with information gathered ahead of time.
The secret to fishing is to catch the biggest fish and to catch it early.