DNR to review northern pike fishing regulations

DNR to review northern pike fishing regulations Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

May 09, 2019 04:27 PM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it is reviewing special regulations that went into effect last fishing season regarding northern pike. 

The department said the regulations are working well and are "contributing to maintenance of high-quality pike fisheries." 


The regulations that went into effect are as follows:

  • North-central region: Limit of 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches; all from 22 to 26 inches must be released.
  • Northeastern region: Two pike; anglers must release all from 30 to 40 inches, with only one over 40 inches allowed in possession.
  • Southern region: Two fish; minimum size 24 inches.

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The DNR said some of the regulations may be modified or reverted to the north-central region's regulations, specifically at Beltrami County's Big Lake, Clearwater County's Elk Lake, Cass County's Ada Lake, Cass County's Ten Mile Lake, Becker County's Maud Lake and Becker County's Lake Eunice. 

Lakes where regulations are proposed to be modified include Upper Red Lake and the eighth, ninth and tenth Crow Wing lakes. 

The DNR said it would announce any changes to regulations. 

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