The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fall catch-and-release trout season in all of southeastern Minnesota will be extended from Sept. 30th to Oct. 15th if changes now being considered are adopted.
The DNR says the proposed new rules and repeal of others will be adopted without a public hearing unless 25 signatures requesting a hearing are received in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 28th.
Comments or questions on the proposed changes and written requests for a public hearing should be submitted to Linda Erickson-Eastwood at the DNR headquarters in St. Paul.
Complete information on the proposed changes and formal notice of their pending adoption are available on the DNR website.
Other proposed changes include allowing catch-and-release angling on designated trout streams in southeastern Minnesota state parks from Oct. 15th to Dec. 31st and extending the winter trout fishing season in some southeastern Minnesota streams to all designated trout streams in southeastern Minnesota.