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Winterkill conditions open up Gilbert Lake in Douglas County to liberalized fishing through February 23

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sent out a release on Thursday announcing that snow and frigid temperatures have combined to make Gilbert Lake in Douglas County susceptible to winterkill conditions, prompting the DNR to open the basin to liberalized fishing.


Lakes are opened to liberalized fishing when a fish population is endangered due to the lack of oxygen available in the water. These lakes are opened so that the public can take fish before they die. 

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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