Boat and motor ready for the walleye opener on Saturday? Check. New line on the reel? Check? Minnows for bait? Not so fast. A cool spring following a winter that saw many fish perish in shallow ponds and lakes have combined to create a minnow shortage in the final days before the Minnesota walleye fishing opener set for May 11.
Minnesota’s moose population continues to hold its own, with slightly increased numbers this winter compared to 2018. That was the report Monday, March 11, from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which counts this as the eighth straight year of low but relatively stable numbers for the big forest animal.