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Nisswa area guide Richie Boggs shows off a mammoth spring crappie caught on an artificial jig beneath a bobber. Boggs released the big female so it will reproduce when the water warms. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Using bobbers is a matter of choice

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As the April days continue to pass, anglers considering a 2010-2011 Minnesota fishing license should make the purchase soon.

Though a current license is valid through April 30, new licenses may be purchased now and won't expire until May 1 of next year.


Additionally, lines at the counter to buy a fishing license tend to lengthen several days preceding the 2010 Minnesota fishing opener.

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