I think there should be a catch and release state record category for EVERY fish. Not just these larger ones. Not everyone is interested in killing a fish that could potentially be a stated record. I understand that they're trying to protect these larger species of fish but there should be a C & R option for all of them, not just some of them.
Way to go on the muskie.
Corey Kitzmann of Davenport, Iowa now holds Minnesota’s brand-new state record catch-and-release muskellunge, a 57¼-inch monster caught on Lake Vermilion.
read it in the Duluth news tribune
Got out Saturday and tried for some eyes and didn't find a one...barely graphed a fish in many areas! We switched it up and went crappie fishing and found a school in deep water and caught enough for a meal. We were using small jigging raps. Great bait when trying to stay vertical in deeper water with a slight wind. Hope to get out another time or 2 but we will see what ma nature has to say about that...Good Luck- Ozzie
We are actually in the city of Monticello. We had to get a building permit for the shooting shelters and MN DNR grant. As part of the building permit process the city asked us to do some sound testing. Interestingly, we are quieter then the city standards.The motorcycles and pickups with big tires were quite a bit louder then our shooting tests. We also added sound deadening material to the ceilings of our shelters. It helps big time. Our club has been there since 1946 and predates any housing in the area. MN ranges are protected when you are in compliance, and we are. More improvements to come to our range soon. Great place, great people.