Just in time for Saturday’s Minnesota Fishing Opener (on Mother’s Day weekend), the DNR has unveiled a new website, Fish Minnesota, that outlines the state’s many rules and regulations for anglers.
The website, which has the information that used to be in a 92-page brochure, also includes a lake locator and a link to bait shops.
State officials said the rules are compiled in an easier-to-use format:
New online fishing regulations are grouped by category in a format that links directly to answers. Lake-specific fishing regulations appear by simply typing in the lake’s name. The site also includes fishing terminology and locations of fishing piers, boat landings, family-friendly fishing spots and metro-area bait shops. Fishing licenses can be bought online as well.
Gov. Mark Dayton said:
“I have been fishing in Minnesota for my entire life. But even the most experienced anglers couldn’t possibly know all of the state’s many fishing regulations, which are essential for responsible wildlife management. This new mobile site will help all Minnesotans more easily find and understand the state’s fishing rules and regulations.”