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Fishing rules being relaxed on Freeborn Lake

DNR says liberalized fishing due to draw down of the water level.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 12:02 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2017 12:06 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is temporarily relaxing fishing regulations on Freeborn Lake.

As part of an ongoing rehabilitation project, the water level of the lake has been drawn down. Because of that, the DNR says liberalized fishing rules will be in place from Friday through February 28, 2018. Licensed residents can catch as many fish as they want in almost any way they want.

The DNR says the use of explosives, seines, hoopnets, or fyke nets is still prohibited. Gill nets must have metal tags with the operators name and address on them. Rough fish such as carp, bullheads, suckers, and buffalo fish may also be sold.

The DNR reminds anglers to obey all laws against trespassing on private property and that discarding fish on shore or on the ice remains illegal.

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