Minnesota's fishing season officiallly begins Saturday, May 12, when walleye and northern pike season open. This year's late ice-out give you lots of time to get ready for opening day.
Spring hasn't sprung. Late ice-out dates mean seasonal closures become necessary in some places to protect fish concentrated in spawning areas.
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Does your shelter need a license?
Any ice shelter that doesn't collapse, fold or disassemble for transportation needs a shelter license.
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