New Regulations in Place for Northern Pike Fishing Opener

New Regulations in Place for Northern Pike Fishing Opener Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

March 06, 2018 06:53 AM

New regulations will be in place for the state's northern pike fishing opener.

The new rules apply to inland waters of the state, in the north-central, northeastern and southern regions.

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There will be limits on the number of pike anglers are able to keep and how big they are, depending on the region.

The new regulations 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.

The new regulations are in an effort to preserve the numbers of pike in Minnesota.

The fishing opener is Saturday, May 12.

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