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MN DNR Weekly Report for April 15, 2019

Category: fishing reports

 Apr 18th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  86

Modified Apr 18th, 2019 at 9:29 AM

District 5 – Eveleth area

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) worked the last weekend of the walleye catch-and-release season on the Rainy River. Fishing was very slow with muddy water being the main contributing factor. Most people switched to sturgeon fishing, which was a little better but not great. Enforcement action was taken for boating and license violations.

CO Shane Zavodnik (International Falls #2) spent time working boating and angling enforcement on the Rainy River. Debris and low visibility from the Littlefork River caused fishing to slow down considerably throughout the week. Anglers had a tough time trying to find the walleye bite and sturgeon fishing seemed spotty. Time was also spent attending the International Falls Expo with the DNR Fisheries Section and Forestry Division. Violations found throughout the week included no license in possession, expired registration, failure to drain a live well/bilge, and failure to have lifesaving devices on board. Zavodnik wants to remind anglers that the catch-and-release season for walleyes on the river has now closed, but sturgeon catch-and-release is still open.

Read More: MN DNR Weekly Report for April 15, 2019

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