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Muskie season opens June 1
Anglers can begin fishing for muskellunge on Saturday, June 1, in Minnesota, a state known as a muskie fishing destination where inland water minimum size limit is 54 inches and committed muskie anglers might cast all season for a few encounters with trophy fish.
How to catch and release fish
Anglers can take several actions to boost the chances a fish survives after being released by setting the hook quickly; using jigs, circle hooks and active baits like crankbaits; handling the fish firmly but gently; and quickly returning a fish to the water.
Do you need an aquatic plant permit?
Aquatic plants support healthy lakes and strong fish, and each year the DNR reminds lakeshore property owners that a permit may be required to remove aquatic plants.
Hydraulic jets illegal for plants
Using hydraulic jets to get rid of “muck” or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters is illegal.