Long Prairie Ice Fisherman Blames DNR Bust on a Dating App
An ice fisherman in Long Prairie was trying to drop a line on an online dating app when he was caught by the DNR for dropping too many lines in the lake.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shares their weekly reports online, and for the most part it is run of the mill stuff like kids not wearing helmets when snowmobiling, ice shelter checks, and equipment maintenance. This week there was an incident in Long Prairie that lined up perfectly with Valentine's Day:
CO Keith Bertram (Long Prairie) checked an angler using too many lines. The angler told Bertram he was switching lines and never pulled up the first two. His excuse was he became distracted trying to find a date using Match.com on his phone.
The name of the angler wasn't revealed in the report. Nor was the lake he was fishing on, or the outcome of his attempt to find a date.
When it comes to line limits in Minnesota, it is one line per fishing license, with the exception of two lines allowed for ice fishing and for fishing on the Mississippi River and Lake Superior.
Whoever this mystery fisher was, I hope they found a successful match, and I hope that person has a fishing license so they can have the appropriate amount of lines down when they go on an ice fishing date. Also I hope they didn't drop their phone down the hole. That's my own worst fear.
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