Minnesota Walleye Regulations To Be Discussed

Anglers who fish for walleye on Lake Winnibigoshish and connected waters will have a chance to discuss experimental fishing regulations with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff in October.

Each meeting will begin with a short presentation. The presentation will describe the changes in the walleye fishery since 2000, when the DNR implemented regulations requiring anglers to immediately release all walleye 17-to 26-inches in length. Staff will explain several options to change the regulations.

  • The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, at the Bug-O-Nay-Gee-Shig School, located on Highway 2 between Cass Lake and Bena.
  • A second meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center Training Room, 402 SE 11th Street, in Grand Rapids.

Those unable to attend a local meeting can comment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Road, in St. Paul.

Written comments also may be submitted through Friday, Oct. 22, to the DNR Area Fisheries Office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, or by e-mail to chris.kavanaugh@state.mn.us.

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