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Minnesota anglers can currently use two rods for ice fishing and on border waters. However, if a new bill earns House and Senate approval, they could use two rods per angler during the open-water season. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Proposal before Legislature would allow two fishing rods

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Minnesota State Representative Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, has authored a bill allowing anglers on state waters to utilize two fishing rods, aligning with neighboring states Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Currently, anglers in Minnesota can use two lines only in border waters or while ice fishing.

If the bill receives House and Senate approval, it would allow Minnesota anglers to use one line rigged with bait and a bobber while casting a second line.

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