ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The fishing season will get off to a late start on certain northeastern Minnesota lakes and streams because of the cold winter.
The Department of Natural Resources says the expected late ice-out dates will mean delayed spawning. So some lakes and rivers along the Minnesota-Ontario border in Cook County will be closed to fishing to protect spawning walleyes until May 27, or in some cases through Memorial Day weekend until May 31.
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947