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Pass Port Needed to fish Border Lakes?

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I am wondering if a person now technically needs a passport to fish border lakes to legally reenter U.S. waters? I know they used to have the U pass, etc or check in at customs but do we now need a pasport in the boat? I know you need a RABC to go to Canada. I fish Sag and Gunflint.

Thank you for any help

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That's a good question. I'd be happy to have an answer on that one as well!

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I haven't heard anything on this yet. Would be nice to hear about though.

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You do not need a passport to fish on the border lakes if you are a United States Citizen. You can get an I-68 boat permit from CBP at Grand Portage or I-Falls to allow you to fish and return to the US side without having to report to CBP in person. As of right now, you only need a government issued ID such as a drivers license and a birth certificate to drive over the border.

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