DNR announces temporary seasonal fishing closures


As ice-out begins and waters warm, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is announcing seasonal closures that protect fish spawning areas.

Five waters in Cook County are closed to the taking of all fish during specified time periods.

The channel between Little Gunflint and Little North Lakes on the Minnesota-Ontario border is closed to fishing from April 1 to May 30.

The Cross River inlet to Gunflint Lake from the Gunflint Trail to Gunflint Lake is closed to fishing April 1 to May 25, as is the area from Sea Gull Lake through Gull Lake to Saganaga Lake north of the narrows.

The Saganaga Falls area on the Minnesota-Ontario border where the Granite River enters Sag Lake is closed to fishing April 1 to May 31, as is Northern Lights Rapids on the Malign River on the Ontario side of Sag Lake.

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