A fishing timeline

  • Updated: May 8, 2012 - 9:17 PM

Pre-1858

Chippewa and Sioux utilize walleyes as a prime food source, often spearing them in spring, using torches for light.

1858 Minnesota becomes 32nd state admitted to the Union.

1886 First walleye eggs are taken by the state by trapping spawning fish at fond du lac.

1904

State walleye hatchery built at Glenwood.

1916

Hatchery built at Bemidji.

1952

Federal Dingell-Johnson Act passes, returning portion of excise taxes collected on angling gear to states for fisheries management. Minnesota fisheries management intensifies.

1953 LEGISLATURE FIRST CONSIDERS DECLARING WALLEYE THE STATE FISH.

1965

Walleye becomes Minnesota's state fish.

1979

LeRoy Chiovette catches the state record walleye, weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces, in the Seagull River.

1982 South Dakota adopts the walleye as its state fish.

1990 Number of hours anglers fish on Lake Winnibigoshish quadruples from 1950.

1999 DNR begins Accelerated Walleye Program, intending to improve walleye fishing statewide.

2010

More than 250 million walleye fry and 2.5 million walleye fingerings are stocked in about 1,000 state lakes, many of which wouldn't have walleyes without stocking.

2011 Anglers harvest about 4 million pounds of walleyes.

2012

DNR expects more than 2 million people to fish state waters.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

Toronto - LP: A. Loup 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: J. Outman 6
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 2
Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser 3 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde 4
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 3
St. Louis - LP: S. Maness 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez 2
NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 3
Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva 2
Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson 16 FINAL
Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr. 2
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 4
Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman 10 FINAL
Colorado - LP: M. Belisle 9
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 4 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 3
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: E. Mujica 6
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 88 FINAL
Miami 99
Washington 102 FINAL
Chicago 93
Portland 122 FINAL
Houston 120
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Montreal 3
Los Angeles 2 FINAL
San Jose 7
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close