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Big fall walleye like this 30-inch beauty landed by Jordan Anderson love to feed on cisco and smelt. Due to a new law, anglers may not use cisco or rainbow smelt unless they have been treated for Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia by a permitted vendor. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Cisco and rainbow smelt can no longer be used as bait

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According to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources press release, anglers cannot use cisco or rainbow smelt as bait in any body of water, effective Monday, Oct. 4. The regulation was enacted to help prevent the spread of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in Minnesota waters.

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