It's the fishing opener! Many fish will be caught, and then opened. Anglers will throng to our 10,000 lakes -- 11,842 if you want to be specific. (It was 11,843 last year, but Lake Pluto got downgraded to a pond.)
It's the fishing opener! Many fish will be caught, and then opened. Anglers will throng to our 10,000 lakes -- 11,842 if you want to be specific. (It was 11,843 last year, but Lake Pluto got downgraded to a pond.) You may have some questions:
Should I be on the alert for invasive species? Yes. Nazi mussels are particularly bad this year. Also be careful for Asian carp, which fly out of the water and hit you in the head, one of those things fish would be advised not to do until they develop fists or learn to work in groups.
What do Rat Lake, Dead Lake, Worm Lake and Skunk Lake have in common? Low occupancy rates at the resorts, perhaps. At least they're not in the same boat as Stinking Lake in Becker County, although recently the DNR has experimented with dropping 2-ton Beano tablets into the water via helicopter, to see if that helps.
What's the story behind Typo Lake? It was founded as a resort for lousy secretaries; interestingly enough, the original name was supposed to be Topy Lake.
What's the deepest lake? That would be Portsmouth Mine Pit Lake, at 450 feet. As you might suspect, it's man-made. It's deeper than the average depth of Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes, as well as most of the Awesome and Terrific Lakes as well. Fun fact: Shallow Lake is actually deeper than most average lakes, but was named by a plain, jealous lake who thought it was too pretty and had nothing to say.
What's the story behind Split Hand Lake? It's complicated, but it boils down a guy who was chopping wood and a prankster who came up behind him and said "boo" at the worst possible time.
What's the oddest name for a lake? Leech Lake seems odd, which is why they're going to rename it Predatory Mortgage Lender Lake soon; Big Too Much Lake in Itasca sounds like a 1940s crime movie -- there was a body found in the embers at Burnt Shanty Lake, then some murders over at Bloody Lake in Murray County, a clue at Knife Lake, another at Razor Lake, and then a dramatic ending at Gun Lake before the last scene at Grave Lake.
There's no Murder Lake. Although the fish might disagree on that one.
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