Spring into a Great Vacation!
Spring brings new life to Borderland as hardwoods sprout leaves in every shade of green, rivers and streams swell and waterfalls and rapids thunder. Spring also brings some great recreation opportunities and some you can only experience here!
Sturgeon and the Extended Walleye Season
Regulations on the border waters keep the walleye season open until April 15, allowing for some of the earliest season open water fishing in the state. As the Rainy River opens up, walleye are also making a run upstream from Lake of the Woods. The situation provides an excellent window of opportunity. There’s also the option of fishing for sturgeon. Sturgeon were almost fished out of the system, but have made a strong comeback. Most sturgeon fishing is catch-and-release only, but you are allowed to keep one of these huge pre-historic fish during a special tag season.
Fishing seasons for northern pike and smallmouth bass are open continuously on the border waters of Rainy Lake and Rainy River, so there are always great options for planning a spring fishing vacation.
Migrating Birds are part of the Sights and Sounds of Spring
Hike Around a Waterfall or Two
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