Late Ice-Out Impacts Boat Launch Conditions for Fishing Opener

Created: 05/06/2013 6:47 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

The fishing opener is six days away, and boat launch conditions could be a problem.

Because of the late ice-out, the Department of Natural Resources says it might not be able to get repair crews to all DNR launches in time for the opener. That issue gets worse the farther north you go because many large lakes still have ice.

Inspections and repairs can’t be made until all ice is off the lake.