With another summer fishing season beginning Saturday at 12:01 a.m., the Star Tribune Wednesday Outdoors page will shift gears, focusing on fishing until Labor Day.

Beginning next Wednesday, May 18, we will publish contributed photos of anglers and their catches, along with short tales about how and where the fish were landed.

Want to see your catch in the Star Tribune and online at startribune.com?

Simply send us your photos, along with important contact information and a short narrative about when and where your fish was caught.

The size of the fish isn’t important. The quality of the photo is. High-resolution JPEG files are preferred.

E-mail your photo to fishphoto@startribune.com. Include your (or the featured angler’s) name and hometown and a brief tale about the catch.

Appearing with the reader photos each Wednesday will be fishing columns and stories by staff writers Dennis Anderson and Tony Kennedy, along with a statewide fishing report detailing what’s being caught and where.


DNR completes walleye egg collecting project

The Department of Natural Resources finished collecting walleye eggs April 29 when a final batch was gathered in Fergus Falls.

More than 4,500 quarts were collected at 10 operations this spring.

About a third of the 360 million fry expected to hatch will grow in rearing ponds to be stocked as fingerlings in 362 lakes this fall.

The remainder will be stocked into 302 lakes within a few days of hatching.