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.
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