Category Archives: Fisheries Management

It’s Incubation Time at the Pike River Hatchery

A strong walleye run and a lower-than-average egg quota this year allowed Tower area DNR fisheries staff to wrap up egg-stripping operations in just four days. Hatchery manager Jeff Eibler couldn’t say whether that’s the shortest time for egg-stripping ever at the hatchery here, but. . .

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2017 Walleye Stamp Supports Better Fishing

Anglers can support walleye stocking by purchasing $5 walleye stamps that help the Minnesota DNR provide more places to fish for walleye. “You can buy a walleye stamp any time of the year, even if you already have a fishing license,” said Neil Vanderbosch, DNR fisheries. . .

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Wow! That was Fast! Sucker Sales Over for 2017

The 2017 sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery began Monday April 10 and was over five days later. In total, 3300 lbs of suckers were removed from Lake Vermilion, destined for smokers in the Northland. This year’s take was well below the annual. . .

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Find the Smoker! Sucker Sales Have Begun

The 2017 sucker sale at the DNR’s Pike River Hatchery began Monday April 10. The Vermilion Lake Association (VLA) has been conducting this spring ritual since 1968. The lake association sells suckers trapped during walleye egg-harvesting operations at the hatchery. The suckers are separated from the. . .

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New 2017 Walleye Regulation on Lake Vermilion

The Minnesota DNR has announced that anglers on Lake Vermilion will be able to keep walleye up to 20 inches long, with one allowed over 26 inches, starting with the May 2017 fishing opener. The new regulation will require release of all fish from 20. . .

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Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan Update Begins

The Minnesota DNR announced today it will be updating the Lake Vermilion Fisheries Management Plan over the next year. The updated plan will recommend specific goals, objectives, and management actions aimed at preserving a high-quality fishery on Lake Vermilion. “We are pleased the DNR has. . .

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Citizens can apply to serve on Lake Vermilion Fisheries Input Group

Citizens interested in discussing Lake Vermilion fish and habitat can nominate themselves as volunteers on a newly forming Lake Vermilion Fisheries Input Group. Applications must be completed by Sunday, Jan. 24, and are available on the Lake Vermilion page. “We will use the input from. . .

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