Bad news from the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes: Minnesota plans to introduce legislation that would threaten Muskie fisheries and the species’ survival in most of the State’s lakes. This proposed legislation is allegedly supposed to benefit other, more popular, fish species in Minnesota, but that notion was rejected by DNR science. It is obvious there is some serious politicking going on here because Musky fishing has become one of the fastest growing areas of fishing in Minnesota. For good reason too, these fish are some of the most violent and tenacious fish that swim in freshwater lakes and rivers–did I mention they will readily take a fly. Take a look at this Star Tribune article to learn more about the issue. and, check out the Minnesota DNR article highlighting the growing popularity of muskie fly fishing.
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