As ice clears DNR shares where to cast lines for the Minn. Fishing Opener
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Wisconsin anglers were able to cast off last weekend but this Saturday is Minnesotans turn. Northern lakes have been having later ice outs but what does it mean as waters clear up
"A lot of our walleye egg takes are in northern Minnesota and now that the waters have started to open up everything is happening right now," said Brad Parsons, a DNR Fisheries Section Manager. "Everything is moving. The fish are very very active but the water is still very very cold, so you’re going to have to be careful." Parsons suggested, "you might want to fish slow, you might want to fish shallower than you normally do. You look for those dark bottom bays, you look for moving water coming into a lake."
Around half a million Minnesotans are expected to take hit the water to kick off the state’s walleye, sauger and northern pike opener.
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies are anticipated across the state.