We caught up with our Early Bird Fishing Guide Jeff Sundin this morning!  According to MN Governor Tim Walz's website, FISHING is specifically listed as one of the permissible activities during the stay at home order, so find some bait - many bait shops will still be open for business tomorrow - and get out fishing... at least six feet from your buddies of course.  

Sunfish are plentiful in Minnesota lakes and streams.  They are often the first fish kids enjoy catching because they are eager biters and full of fight.  Many of us caught our first sunnies right off the dock with a worm on a bare hook.

Minnesota anglers harvest around sixteen million sunfish each year - more than walleyes, northern pike, crappies, and bass.,15067

Today Marshall Helmberger brought us the news from NE MN - specifically Tower, MN.  He tells us about delays with the expansion of Lamppa Manufacturing, city council and government of Tower and fishing and the minnow shortage

“It’s just the two of us, not anyone else.  …all the scenery. It’s just kind of chill…listening to everything, the woods…I’ve never seen a bear... but I’ve seen a lot of deer swim across." – Henry Heglund, 11, on why he likes going fishing with his dad on open water.

Fishing opener is this weekend and anglers across the state are prepping for the big weekend.  Jon Heglund and his son Henry live in Bemidji.  Like so many others, they are getting ready, too.   Katie Carter stopped by their place earlier this week to talk about fishing.

Marshall Helmberger joins us on Friday mornings - today he talked about the recent storms, muskies as well as the corporation behind Polymet (proposed copper nickel mining in Hoyt Lakes) Glencore.