Lake Home and Cabin Owners are the Future of Fishing in Minnesota

A few years ago my daughters asked me what I wanted to do for Father's Day. They were just old enough that I thought we could try walleye fishing. One daughter caught a beautiful 28 inch fish that went back in the lake. We pulled in a few good ones for the pan, released more than we caught, and had walleye for dinner. They were hooked. That is the future of fishing in Minnesota. I suspect that my experience mirrors that of many others. I visit lake associations that have long standing fish stocking programs, take a kid fishing programs, habitat improvement projects, and projects to protect the public waters from invasive species.

But the true extent of the commitment and support of fishing made by lake folks has never been quantified. MLR has hired an independent researcher who will be making phone calls to lake home and cabin owners across the state to interview them. This data will prove incredibly valuable. So if you are one of the lucky ones to get a call from Norman, please give him a few minutes of your time. It will help ensure the next generation of anglers in Minnesota.

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