The legislature today voted on a Game and Fish bill that is very detrimental to the fishery and sets horrible precedence.
They have limited the number of special and experimental Pike lakes to 90 from 125, these lakes are showing great signs of improvement in Pike size as well as Walleye stocking success, now many angler supported lakes will be cut because a few Darkhouse spearers don't like to follow the laws anglers do.
Cass Lake will be opened to spearing after 20+ years of being closed, since the closure the lake has become one of our best Muskie and Pike waters, the legislation also spells out that the DNR commissioner can not regulate spearing on the lake.
It also allows a popular ski resort to drain water out of the Poplar River putting Steelhead Trout and Coaster Brook Trout at considerable risk for freezing out in the cold months, MN fisherman have spent millions over the years to protect Coasters and now our legislators passed a bill to threaten them further.
It eases pollution standards for discharges to public waters.
For these and other reasons please call Governor Dayton's office and ask he Veto the bill, we have no time left; Call today Wednesday may be too late. Pass the word to family and friends
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988