Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently advised anglers who have traditionally headed north for the first weekend of Minnesota’s walleye and northern pike season to check ice conditions and availability of public water accesses and roads leading to them. Minnesota’s 2013 walleye and northern pike fishing season opens Saturday, May 11.
According to DNR, sources of information include bait shops, resorts, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) area offices.
Even if the ice is out, some waters traditionally open may be closed to fishing to protect fish spawning areas. Information on seasonal closures is available by following the seasonal closures link.
For information about this year’s walleye and northern pike opener, visit www.mndnr.gov/opener/fishing
source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources