language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 242-H.F.No. 831 An act relating to game and fish; Mom Fishing Weekend; season opening date for certain game fish; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 97A.445, by adding a subdivision; and 97C.395, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97A.445, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 4. [ANGLING; TAKE A MOM FISHING WEEKEND.] Any mother who is a resident of Minnesota may take fish by angling without a license during the Saturday and Sunday of the angling season that coincides with Mother's Day. The commissioner shall publicize the Saturday and Sunday as "Take a Mom Fishing Weekend." Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 97C.395, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DATES FOR CERTAIN SPECIES.] (a) The open seasons to take fish by angling are as follows: (1) for walleye, sauger, northern pike, muskellunge, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass,
from May 15the Saturday two weeks prior to the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to the third Monday in February; (2) for lake trout, from January 1 to October 31; (3) for brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and splake, between January 1 to October 31 as prescribed by the commissioner by order except as provided in section 97C.415, subdivision 2; and (4) for salmon, as prescribed by the commissioner by order. (b) The commissioner shall close the season in areas of the state where fish are spawning and closing the season will protect the resource. Presented to the governor May 22, 1989 Signed by the governor May 23, 1989, 7:04 a.m.