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BigBite
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:33 AM 02/21/08 (CST)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Section of Fisheries, reports that two area lakes are open for unlimited fishing – Westport Lake in Pope County and Lightning Lake in Grant County.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:55 PM 02/21/08 (CST)
Good find, BigBite... They will occasionally do that if they think there is going to be a kill-off. Kind of like... "get 'em while you can!" smile smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:01 PM 02/21/08 (CST)
Liberalized Fishing

Lakes are opened to liberalized fishing when a fish population is endangered due to the lack of oxygen available in the water. These lakes are opened so that the public can take fish before they die. Lakes opened to liberalized fishing have signs posted at the public access or along the shore, and announcements will be made in the local newspaper and through the DNR Section of Fisheries central office in St. Paul.

Fish taken from lakes opened to liberalized fishing usually are lethargic and located near the bottom of the ice or near springs. Anglers should use caution and check ice conditions before beginning to fish on opened lakes. These lakes may be restocked with fish next spring after ice-out.
Rules for taking fish from lakes opened to liberalized fishing:


  • The lakes are only open to liberalized fishing for a short time period. So check the dates on posted signs or in local newspapers.

  • You are required to have a resident angling license to take fish on liberalized lakes.

  • You may take fish in any quantity for personal use from lakes opened to liberalized fishing.

  • You may sell rough fish.

  • You may take fish by spear, gillnet, or angling (check each lake at the access site, gillnets may not be allowed at all lakes).

  • You may not use seines, hoop nets, fyke nets, or explosives to take fish.

  • All trespass laws are in effect and you should abide by them when accessing lakes.

  • Do not leave any trash or litter on the lakes and take home all fish that are caught.



ID No.LakeCountyLegal DescriptionInformationOpensCloses
47002300ArvilleMeekerT. 119; R. 29; S. 3Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
72001000BuckSibley T. 112; R. 26; S. 23,24Click for lake location and information1/24/082/24/08
43010300Clear McLeod T. 117; R. 30; S. 9,16 Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
70005200Cynthia Scott T. 114; R. 22; S. 33 Click for lake location and information2/04/082/24/08
40001000DoraLe SueurT. 110: R. 23; S. 3,4,9,10Click for lake location and information1/10/082/24/08
51002100First FuldaMurrayT. 105; R. 40; S. 35, 36Click for lake location and information10/25/0710/01/08
86000100FosterWright T. 120; R. 23; S. 2,3 Click for lake location and information2/05/082/29/08
71001600FremontSherburneT. 34; R. 26; S. 3,4,9,10Click for lake location and information1/15/082/15/08
43010900French McLeod T. 117; R. 30; S. 14,15 Click for lake location and information1/30/082/24/08
10008900Goose Carver T. 117; R. 25; S. 33 Click for lake location and information1/10/082/24/08
26020400GrahamGrantT. 127; R. 43W; S. 19,20Click for lake location and information1/10/082/24/08
72005000High Island Sibley T. 114: R. 28: S. 8,16,17,20,21,27,28,34 Click for lake location and information2/01/082/24/08
47010600HoffMeekerT. 117; R. 31; S.1Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
47018300Hope Meeker T. 119; R. 32; S. 25,26,36 Click for lake location and information2/06/082/24/08
26028200Lightning Grant T. 130; R. 43; S. 15,16,21,22 Click for lake location and information2/07/082/24/08
47001900Little Wolf Meeker T. 118; R. 29; S. 27,34 Click for lake location and information1/30/082/24/08
47000100MapleMeekerT. 118; R. 28,28; S. 18,12,13Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
40002800PepinLe SueurT. 112: R. 23W; S. 27, 28, 32, 33, 34Click for lake location and information1/10/082/24/08
66002200Phelps Rice T. 111,112; R. 22; S. 5,6,31,32Click for lake location and information2/15/082/24/08
47010200Round Meeker T. 119; R. 30,31; S. 30,31,25,36 Click for lake location and information1/24/082/24/08
10008000Rutz Carver T. 116; R. 25; S. 8 Click for lake location and information2/04/082/24/08
51002000Second FuldaMurrayT. 105; R. 40; S. 25, 36Click for lake location and information10/25/0710/01/08
47003500SellardsMeekerT. 119; R. 29; S. 33Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
86012600South Twin Wright T. 120; R. 26; S. 22 Click for lake location and information2/01/082/29/08
47001400SpencerMeekerT. 118; R. 29; S. 20,21Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
70002900St. Catherine Scott T. 113; R. 22; S. 2 Click for lake location and information2/04/082/24/08
47014200TowersMeekerT. 120; R. 31; S. 7,8Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
47007400TurtleMeekerT. 119; R. 30; S. 24,25Click for lake location and information1/17/082/24/08
66003200UnionRiceT. 111: R. 21; S. 35,36,2,3Click for lake location and information1/11/082/24/08
47013600West Hanson Meeker T. 119; R. 31; S. 17,18 Click for lake location and information1/30/082/24/08
61002900Westport Pope T. 126; R. 36; S. 21,22,28 Click for lake location and information2/08/082/24/08
47013800Youngstrom Meeker T. 119; R. 31; S. 21,28 Click for lake location and information2/06/082/24/08





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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:21 PM 02/21/08 (CST)
Excellent post, BigBite!


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 06:59 AM 02/22/08 (CST)
super info BB!!



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:26 AM 02/23/08 (CST)
I agree, excellent post, BigBite!



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:26 AM 03/11/08 (CST)
Take all the fish you want from Cass County's Lake George, too. Just out from the DNR. The Brainerd Area Fisheries Office of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said that Lake George is experiencing a winter kill.



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