2018 Minnesota fishing regulations

Let one of Minnesota’s favorite sporting traditions begin! May 12th it is the start of the Minnesota walleye, sauger, and northern pike season! We are excited to celebrate the start of the 2018 season with everyone! Walleye fishing in Minnesota is a great tradition that has brought anglers from all around the nation to fish in the beautiful and pristine waters of Pimushe Lake.

The DNR has some new regulations for 2018. Below is a condensed version (found on page 13 of the DNR 2018 regulations). To see the full details, click here to view the entire regulations from the DNR.

  1. There are new Statewide Regulations
    • New statewide possession and size limit for northern pike on inland waters has been replaced.
    • New list of infested waters.
  2. Modified Special Regulations
    • Special size limits for bass on Balm, Big Bass, South Twin, and Deer lakes, Ozawindib Like, Portage Lake, Flour, Hungry Jack and Two Islands lakes, and Mary Lake have changed to a 14-20″ protected slot limit. The possession limit of one over 20″ remains unchanged.
    • Northern pike regulations on Bass and Cedar lakes have been changed to 26″ maximum and a bag limit of three.
    • Special regulations on sunfish for Lake Itasca and crappie for Lake Ozawindib have changed
  3. New Special Regulations
    • New 18-26″ protected slot limit with one over 26″ and possession limit of four for walleye on Little Boy and Wabedo lakes.
  4. Dropped Special Regulations
    • Catch-and-release regulations for trout in on Kraut, Peanut, North Shady, Squash and Tomato lakes have been dropped.
    • Special regulations for northern pike on Pelican Lake, Sand Lake and connected waters, Sissabagama and Long lakes have been dropped.
    • The closed to fishing special regulations on Moody Lake has been removed. Fishing is allowed but all species are catch-and-release only.
  5. Fishing Licenses
    • Resident youth younger than 16 do not need a fishing license.
    • Prices do not include additional issuing fees.

We are a Minnesota Licensing Agent, so getting a 2018 fishing license is quick and convenient – just pick yours up when you arrive for your stay!

Pimushe Lake is full of trophy fish waiting to be caught by you! Before you start your 2018 fishing season, please take a look at Minnesota DNR fishing site to make sure you are caught up on all the new regulations.

Then review the accommodations we offer at Pimushe Resort and book your stay.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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