The long-standing debate over allowing anglers to use two fishing lines continues at the State Capitol as a key Senate committee gave initial thumbs-up this week. Opponents warn increased harvest pressure could damage fish populations on some lakes. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Bakk from Cook responds, “The Department [DNR] knows full well that we’re having a serious problem attracting young people to hunting and fishing. And my experience is, what young people need to get really excited about something is they need to feel some success.”
Ice anglers are currently allowed to use two lines in Minnesota.