ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD)  —  The Minnesota D-N-R says do not believe a social media post saying the state’s fishing season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The false report was made on Minnesota D-N-R letterhead and encouraged anglers to request access to their favorite fishing areas in the state.

The D-N-R says all bodies of water will be open for fishing this season.

The fishing opener this year for trout is April 18th, walleye, sauger and northern pike on May 9th and muskie on June 6th,