Minnesota's fishing season officiallly begins Saturday, May 12, when walleye and northern pike season open. Until then, try your hand at early-season panfish in shallow water as lakes begin to open up.
Late ice-out dates mean seasonal closures become necessary in some places to protect fish concentrated in spawning areas.
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Boat ramps may not be ready
Lingering ice on lakes throughout Minnesota may mean that some public accesses may not be open by the May 12 fishing opener.
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