By Javier Serna, Outdoor News, May 12, 2017
Brian Borkholder, inland fisheries biologist for Fond du Lac Resource Management blamed the weather for the poor 1854 lakes take. “That’s fishing.” he said. “it warmed up too early on some lakes, and got too cold on others, particularly when a recent ice storm hit Cook County.”
The Fond du Lac Band harvests game and fish in northeast Minnesota under treaty rights in the 1854 ceded territory. Those rights were upheld in U.S. District Court by Judge Richard Kyle in 1996. That ruling prevents the state from regulating band harvest.