If you haven’t heard about the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ plan to overhaul the state’s fishing record book, you aren’t alone.
The DNR has made little effort to publicize the plan: no press release and no media event by the commissioner. Heck, the annual reminder to get ice houses off melting lakes gets more DNR hoopla.
Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes:
The Minnesota DNR’s Record Fish Program has been in place for nearly 100 years. The program recognizes two record…