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Policy Proposal: Standard regulations (apply to lakes, ponds and reservoirs unless listed as an exception)


Standard regulations (apply to lakes, ponds and reservoirs unless listed as an exception)

Action: Reduce the number of seasons and regulations that apply to lakes, ponds and reservoirs.

Justification: Simplifies seasons and regulations for lakes, ponds and reservoirs.

Seasons:

  • Year-round (default)
  • March 1 through September 30
  • March 1 through November 30
  • Fourth Saturday in April through September 30
  • Fourth Saturday in April through October 31
  • Friday after Thanksgiving through March 31

Catch limits and minimum sizes:

SpeciesDaily limitSize restrictions
Trout5None
Trout214 inch minimum
Trout118 inch minimum
TroutNoneCatch and release
Kokanee10None
Largemouth bass5Bass less than 12 inches or greater than 17 inches, no more than one over 17 inches daily
Smallmouth bass10No more than one 14 inches or greater in length daily
Walleye8Minimum size 12 inches only 1 over 22 inches
Channel catfish5None
Tiger musky1Minimum length 50 inches
PanfishNoneNone
Burbot5None
Whitefish15None
All other gamefishNoneNone

Public comments accepted through November 30, 2017

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