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 email@example.com.)
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.
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