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Illegal entry into CANADA. If you fish the boundary waters Minnesota and Canada. and you usually cross imaginary boundary between Canada and Minnesota DO NOT DO THAT THIS YEAR. I am goin go trip to Crane Lake 22nd-29th of May 2021. Looked into buying non resident 8 day to cross boundary to fish in Canada have been doing it for years. Well if you cross that boundary today your truck, boat, trailer will be confiscated and you and anyone else in boat with will be detained. Also there are HUGE fines with this criminal entry illegal entry into Canada. If you have your doubts you can call  U.S. Border Patrol International Falls Minnesota at 218-285-3423 or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection International Falls Minnesota at 218-283-2541 and last Canada Border Services Agency...at 800-461-9999. There is no mention of this in Minnesota's DNR Fishing Regs for 2021. I am afraid there might be a lot of people unaware of this.. I was not until I did a little digging and made some phone calls.. ok be safe out there.. 

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thanks for the heads up!  I think most, if not all of us are aware that the border is closed since it has caused a lot of trip cancellations!  Hopefully they will find a way to let us fishing fools up into their country sooner than later, as I am sure their tourism industry is hurting and could use the money the foreign vacationers spend!  

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I posted some information on a May 5 on Rainy lake 2020 fishing ....

basically no crossing the border.

 

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Posted May 5

Found this information and thought it would be good to share:

 

This from the CDN gov’t.  COVID-19 Notice: February 3, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, unless exempted, foreign national boaters are not permitted to enter Canadian waters. Failure to comply with the current prohibition of entry for discretionary or optional reasons (leisure, pleasure fishing, sightseeing, etc.) may result in severe monetary penalties or criminal conviction and/or imprisonment. Visit Transit through Canadian waters for more information.

 

Opener on the Ontario side of rainy lake is May 15.

Good fishing to everyone!

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On 5/11/2021 at 8:58 AM, Mata Eveleth said:

Illegal entry into CANADA. If you fish the boundary waters Minnesota and Canada. and you usually cross imaginary boundary between Canada and Minnesota DO NOT DO THAT THIS YEAR. I am goin go trip to Crane Lake 22nd-29th of May 2021. Looked into buying non resident 8 day to cross boundary to fish in Canada have been doing it for years. Well if you cross that boundary today your truck, boat, trailer will be confiscated and you and anyone else in boat with will be detained. Also there are HUGE fines with this criminal entry illegal entry into Canada. If you have your doubts you can call  U.S. Border Patrol International Falls Minnesota at 218-285-3423 or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection International Falls Minnesota at 218-283-2541 and last Canada Border Services Agency...at 800-461-9999. There is no mention of this in Minnesota's DNR Fishing Regs for 2021. I am afraid there might be a lot of people unaware of this.. I was not until I did a little digging and made some phone calls.. ok be safe out there.. 

The DNR doesn't make the rules for Canada so why would they put anything in the regs. This is old news for most fisherman.

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Just out of curiosity, how could Canada confiscate your truck and trailer when it’s parked in the US?

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heard on the news this morning that the Minn folks in the NW angle can maybe start freely traveling to the main land again real soon...  

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14 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Just out of curiosity, how could Canada confiscate your truck and trailer when it’s parked in the US?

They can't. MATA needs to verify what he hears. ?

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12 hours ago, PRO-V said:

They can't. MATA needs to verify what he hears. ?

Good reminder he posted but yeah, I can’t see how that would be possible even with emergency/executive type orders in place.

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