DNR to consider changing fishing regulations on the Mississippi for the first time in 50 years

Fishing along the Mississippi River has been a pastime for centuries. State regulations for anglers have stayed the same for generations. But that could change. 

Department of Natural Resources officials from both Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming up to hold listening sessions along the river, to review bag and size limits for gamefish on the Mississippi.

No specific changes are in mind. The idea is to see if those who fish the river want 50-year-old regulations to evolve. Share your opinion Tuesday night at Wabasha Kellogg High School or next Tuesday at Winona Middle School. Both sessions run from 6 to 9 p.m. Officials say the earliest regulation overhaul would happen in 2020.  

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

Top Stories

FOX 47 FORECAST
Rochester
29°
Mason City
28°
Albert Lea
28°
Decorah
27°
Austin
28°
Winona
32°
Ted’s Thursday Fox in the Morning Weather

Ted’s Thursday Fox in the Morning Weather

The bright, pleasant sunshine we enjoyed all day Wednesday is going to stick around for today as well. In fact,

Connect with My FOX 47
Top Stories

Byron student hit after driver disobeys bus signals

A Byron Public Schools student is recovering after being hit while crossing the street around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Minnesota, Wisconsin propose fishing regulation changes on Mississippi

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revisits fishing regulations after decades of no changes.

Iowa senators tapped for new roles in next Congress

The senators begin their new roles with the 116th Congress.

‘Coffee with a Deputy’ comes back to Olmsted County

The community had a chance to talk with deputies Wednesday morning over coffee and donuts.

Rochester Police arrest woman for assaulting a man

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) – Rochester Police arrested a woman around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after she allegedly assaulted a

Scroll to top
Skip to content