When the new season of "Lindner's Angling Edge" premiers Jan. 2, it will mark the 40th season of televised sport fishing programming for Al and Ron Lindner and their iconic Brainerd lakes area fishing family.
In 1970, three years after returning from Vietnam, a 25-year-old Al Lindner first appeared on his own television show, sharing his love and passion for the sport of fishing. The show was filmed and directed by his brother, Ron, and included his 10-year-old nephew, James Lindner, now executive director of Lindner Media Productions and co-host of the TV show.
In the early years, the Lindners also founded and ran the Lindy Tackle Company, were members of the famed Nisswa Guides' League and then founded and ran outdoor media company In-Fisherman, which went national in the 1980s. They sold Lindy and In-Fisherman and in recent years have concentrated on Lindner Media Productions, based in Baxter.
The Jan. 2 show is scheduled to air at 9 a.m. on Versus. Check local listings for the "Lindner's Fishing Edge" schedule.
Identification required for shelters on ice
Ice anglers and others who use shelters on the ice are reminded that all shelters must have the complete name and address, driver's license number or nine-digit DNR number on the license of the owner plainly and legibly displayed on the outside in letters, and figures at least 2 inches in height. This includes ice skating warming houses and other traditional structures placed on the ice, either temporarily or overnight.
Other noteworthy shelter regulations:
• Any shelter (fish houses, dark houses, warming houses, etc.) left on the ice at any time between midnight and one hour prior to sunrise must have a shelter license.
• The Department of Public Safety now requires trailers used to haul fish houses or dark houses and enclosed trailers or recreational trailers used for fishing to be registered. See your local Deputy Registrar for trailer registration.
• A tag, furnished with a license, must be attached to the exterior in a visible location.
• Shelters left on the ice overnight need to have at least 2 square inches of reflective material on each side of the house.
• A shelter license is not required on border waters with Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
• On border waters, shelters must comply with the identification requirements of the state for which the angler is licensed.
• No person may erect a shelter within 10 feet of an existing shelter.
• Portable shelters may be used for fishing within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, but must be removed from the ice each night and each time the occupant leaves the BWCAW.
OUTDOORS NOTES items may be submitted to Brian S. Peterson, outdoors editor, at brian.peterson@ brainerddispatch.com.
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