Anglers asked to keep close to home, beware AIS, this opener

Beltrami County reminds boaters to practice best management practices for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Anglers across the state are being urged by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to spend the fishing opener close to home.

Bruce Anspach, aquatic invasive species lake technician for Beltrami County, says this time of the season there is a low chance of spreading AIS, except in muddy areas.

Keep on the lookout for mud and other foreign materials hitching a ride on boats and trailers.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa is also an active member with the Bemidji Jaycees, a leadership development through community service organization for adults 18 to 40. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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