DNR announces extended river closures [UPDATED]Published 9:31am Thursday, May 9, 2013 Updated 11:33am Thursday, May 9, 2013
A number of river reaches in northwestern Minnesota will be closed to fishing when the 2013 fishing opener arrives at midnight, May 10. Most closures will extend through midnight May 17 and are necessary to protect concentrations of walleye, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
The closures, due to late ice cover, include the following portions of the Mississippi, Tamarac, Clearwater, Turtle and other rivers:
Closed through May 17
· Otter Tail River – Becker County – below Highway 10 culvert near Frazee.
· Pelican River – Becker County – below Bucks Mill Dam to Buck Lake.
Closed May 9 until further notice
· Toad River – Otter Tail County – inlet to Big Pine Lake upstream to County Road 13.
No fishing will be allowed during these periods in the specified areas. Signs will be posted at access points within the closed areas.
For more information, contact the Northwest Region Fisheries office in Bemidji at 218-308-2623.