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Spawning fish prompt closures
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Six streams in Beltrami and Clearwater counties are closed to angling and rough fish spearing through May 14, to protect spawning walleye and their eggs.

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DNR officials have closed the following streams:

- Blackduck River, County Road 32 north to Red Lake Reservation boundary ;

- Clearwater River, below Clearwater Lake Dam;

- Mississippi River, below Power Dam to County Road 12;

- Shotley Brook, Minnesota Hwy. 72 to Upper Red Lake;

- Tamarac River, Upper Red Lake to Beltrami-Koochiching county line;

- Turtle River, between Three Island Lake and Turtle River Lake.

Due to early spawning conditions this year and a later fishing opener, none of these closures will be extended beyond the statewide walleye fishing opener on May 15

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