Angler Catching Walleye

A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT  By Ron Schara                                                                              First of all, thanks for taking the time to read the MN-FISH newsletter and for your support of our primary mission. And that is? To give Minnesota anglers a voice in the legislative decisions made by our elected officials and to function as a watchdog over fish management decisions made by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). At the moment, only a few fishing-related bills have been introduced and/or discussed in legislative…

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Wes Logan Wins Bassmaster Elite

Wes Logan, powered by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats, weighed in 14 pounds, 1 ounce on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Alabama’s Neely Henry Lake to capture the Elite series win with a four-day total of 57 pounds, 9 ounces. The 26-year-old from Springville, Ala., a 30-mile drive from the Gadsden City Boat Docks, earned $100,000 for the win, his first in 26 B.A.S.S. events. The second-year Elite Series angler charged into the lead on Day…

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Kayak Sunset

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and sporting conservation partners led a virtual policy briefing to discuss the importance of including robust natural infrastructure and conservation investments as part of any federal infrastructure and job creation legislation. In March, President Biden released an infrastructure plan to restore and address America’s depleting infrastructure and climate change, among other issues our nation is facing. Of particular interest to the sporting conservation community, this infrastructure plan will invest in natural infrastructure essential to improving…

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Youth Angler holds Bass

Young-gun Trey McKinney has earned his success in competitive bass fishing. The 16-year-old angler from Goreville, Illinois has already been fishing competitively for seven years and has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. “I’ve been fortunate to win three junior division national championships, and one year I won the Next Generation Championship,” says McKinney, who garnered national acclaim by becoming the first-ever angler to win both the B.A.S.S. and FLW Junior Championships in the same year. While the popularity…

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Angler on dock

In a report released titled, “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality laid out the Biden Administration’s (Administration) long-awaited plan for the Thirty-by-Thirty Initiative (30 by 30). This report, which contained many of the priorities previously outlined by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), sets the stage for future efforts to determine what lands will count toward the 30% goal of the Initiative, and what opportunities…

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