Some Minn. Fishing Seasons Closing After Weekend

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Explore Minnesota Tourism reminds anglers this is the last weekend of the season to fish for walleye and several other game fish species in Minnesota’s inland waters.

The season closes at midnight Sunday, so the tourism agency says now is the time to head out for some great late season ice fishing action.

But do it safely, with the recent mild weather in mind. Anglers are encouraged to bring along a friend and some long rope. If venturing out alone, wear a life jacket and let someone know where you are going. The Department of Natural Resources says there’s no such thing as 100 percent safe ice.

Minnesota’s ice fishing shelter removal dates are March 7 for the southern two-thirds of the state and March 21 in the northern third.

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