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Along the Portage

Along the Portage is the Voyageur's outdoor news section. Here readers find year-round coverage of local hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Regular features include the DNR Question of the Week, and Mike Rahn's "Inside the Outdoors" column. Captivating wildlife photos by local photographers are a special addition to Along the Portage.

 

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Sunny • Big Lake, Saywer, MN Caught by Jett Blanchard, age 5 on July 22, 2015

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MINNESOTA DNR — QUESTION: Are there statewide rules about where I can place my dock?

ANSWER: Statewide rules do not specify where a dock needs to be placed. However, there are a few rules to keep in mind. You need to own or control the land from which your dock originates, avoid posted fish spawning areas, and you cannot install a dock that obstructs navigation or creates a water safety hazard.

Docks and lifts should be placed so that mooring and maneuvering of your watercraft can normally be confined within your property lines as if they were extended into the water perpendicular to the shoreline. Due to the curvature of some shorelines and the configuration of lots, sometimes property lines extending into the water can run at angles rather than perpendicular to the shoreline.

When the shoreline curve is tight, the water level low, or an additional dock is installed, conflict can be minimized by the dock owners working together to arrive at the best placement, or by sharing a common dock.

There are some counties and communities in Minnesota that have adopted ordinances to regulate lot line setbacks and other aspects ...

For the rest of this story and more fish pictures, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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Recent Headlines

Linus pulls in a 17.5 inch walleye

Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Bear Lake in Carlton County

DNR plans to sell nonferrous mineral leases

No New Outdoors

Early birds going for crappie

DNR Question of the week

Take a kid fishing and fish free June 5-7

DNR: Boaters and businesses must follow aquatic invasive species laws

Area Conservation Officers Reports

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For the rest of this story and more fish pictures, pick up this week's Voyageur Press.

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Walleye • 17 1/2 Inch • Caught by Linus of Prior Lake, Minnesota • Big Sandy Lake

Recent Headlines

Eurasian watermilfoil discovered in Bear Lake in Carlton County

DNR plans to sell nonferrous mineral leases

No New Outdoors

Early birds going for crappie

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Take a kid fishing and fish free June 5-7

DNR: Boaters and businesses must follow aquatic invasive species laws

Area Conservation Officers Reports

'Protect your waters' on fishing opener and throughout season

Linus pulls in a 17.5 inch walleye

BIG SANDY LAKE, Minn.— Another nice fish was caught on Big Sandy Lake recently. Grandma Kelli announced that her 9-year-old grandson, Linus, of Prior Lake, Minnesota, caught this 17-1/2 inch walleye on Big Sandy Lake July 5, 2015. “He was so excited,” reported Grandma Kelli. “One of the first things he asked was if he could get his picture in the paper like his brother, Harry, did last summer.”

Linus is thrilled to join the ranks of his brother for catching a really nice walleye and also be featured in the local paper.

Congratulations Linus! Hope you catch more fish and maybe even one bigger in the future.

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