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Minnesota fishing opener by the numbers

Temperatures will vary from the 60s in north to the 70s in the southern parts of the state.

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Anglers head out on Nest Lake on May 15, 2021 in Spicer, Minn.
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The Minnesota fishing opener kicks off Saturday, May 14, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies across the state.

Temperatures will vary from the 60s in north to the 70s in the southern parts of the state.

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report for the week of July 5.
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Some of the research confirmed details that anglers have long suspected.
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Conducted every five years since 1990, the survey originally was scheduled for the summer of 2020 but was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lake Superior bite has been good even with cooler water temps.
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Improper handling of fish increases the odds they may swim away, but die.
Neither Lake Ida or Lake Charley northwest of Alexandria are stocked with muskies by the Minnesota DNR, but a connection to Lake Miltona means some of the big fish make their way in. Park Rapids native Tayden George has quite a fish story to tell after landing a muskie near 50 inches long while fishing the channel that connects the two lakes.

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