The time many of us in Otter Tail Country fear most: the brief couple of months when it's no longer legal to fish for walleye and a few other of our favorite game fish species.
The Minnesota ice fishing season closes at midnight Sunday (so is it technically Monday?), February 28, 2011. Some species on some waters will stay open year round, please check the Minnesota DNR website for full details.
The article we're linking to points out some great safety tips: bring a friend and some long rope, and if you have to do it alone, wear a life jacket and be sure to let someone know your plans.
The Minnesota DNR says there is no such thing as 100% safe ice.
A reminder: ice houses must be off the ice each not by March 7th in the southern 2/3 of the state and March 21 in the northern third.
See the full article here: Some Minn. fishing seasons closing after weekend - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports
or see the Minnesota DNR Ice Safety page here: http://bit.ly/iiAjNV
Labels: ice fishing, Ice house (building), Minnesota, Otter Tail County Minnesota