DNR announces more opportunities for walleye anglers on Leech Lake

DNR announces more opportunities for walleye anglers on Leech Lake Photo: KSTP

December 10, 2018 10:57 AM

Anglers on Leech Lake will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting with 2019 fishing opener.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that walleye abundance on the lake is currently at a point that will allow for additional harvest opportunities.

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A release said the new regulations, which take effect May 11 of next year, remove the 20-to-26-inch protected slot and replace it with a regulation similar to that statewide, but with a four-fish walleye limit with only one of fish over 20 inches.

Currently, anglers on Leech Lake are allowed to keep four fish, but must immediately release any walleye that fall within the 20-to-26-inch protected slot. Only one fish over 26 inches is allowed to be in possession.

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