Fishing season is in full swing in Minnesota. You might have tried casting a line from a boat or a dock, but what about from waist-deep water? Fly fishing can be fun for everyone, but a DNR program is showing women in particular how the sport can also relieve stress.
It’s about a month before the fishing opener in Minnesota. But if you’re interested in stream trout fishing, that season opens Saturday. On Friday, the DNR added 1,000 rainbow trout to a river not too far from the Twin Cities. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach went to the Vermillion River to watch, and you can see his report in the video above.
As the cold weather extends the chance to ice fish in Minnesota, officials reminding anglers that their 2013 fishing licenses expire Friday. New licenses for 2014 will be required to fish starting Saturday.
Sales of Minnesota fishing licenses before this year’s opener were down nearly 30 percent compared with the same time last year.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon are now licensed for Saturday’s fishing opener.