1. MN: Volunteers push for tougher laws…
…after anglers leave tons of trash, waste on ice.
> President of the Upper Red Lake Area Association says she helped pick up 23 tons of waste this winter alone on and around the popular fishing lake.”
> The bill would make it illegal to leave any trash at all on the surface of state waters and instead be confined to a container. It would also create a group to consider funding more conservation officers and ice and shelter safety programs. The bill has garnered bipartisan support.
> There are current litter and sewage laws, but they’re hard to enforce, in part, because people have to be caught in the act.
2. MN: “Night with the fishing pros” fundraiser Fri, Mar 24.
At Leblanc’s Rice Creek in Little Falls.
> “There’s only 300 tickets being sold for this rare opportunity to meet over 20 pro-anglers, guides, and sports media personalities [Al Lindner, Gary Roach, Perry Good, Marv Koep…just to name a few]. There will be auction items provided by the pros including their favorite lures, autographed items, guided trips and more!”
3. ND: Devils Lake jumbos are getting bigger-er.
> Jason Mitchell: “There were many years where a big majority of the really big perch out of the Devils Lake basin came out of Irvine or Alice. This past winter, I have seen more 14″+ perch out of the Main Lake and East Bay than I have in years. Great to see the perch numbers up and great to see some of the big fish again on the main basins. Big jumbos are special.”
4. The new 2024 Yetti Fish House layouts look 🔥!
They have three new single-axle 17′ layouts and one new 21′. Quick glance at a couple of the new designs: