Experimental and Special Regulations

ALICE LAKE – near Squaw Lake (31-0874), (near Round Lk.) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 22”-36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. Daily and possession limit 9.

BALSAM LAKE – north of Bovey (31-0259) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 24”- 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. Daily and possession limit 3.

BASS LAKE – Cohasset (31-0576) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 5.

BATTLE LAKE – near Effie (31-0197) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 10; WALLEYE: all from 17”- 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

BOWSTRING LAKE including BOWSTRING RIVER to County Road 35 bridge (31-0813) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 22”-36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. Daily and possession limit 9.

COON-SANDWICK LAKE - near Bigfork (31-0524) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 24” - 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession.

DEER LAKE – Effie (31-0334) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 10; WALLEYE: all from 17”- 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

DIXON LAKE – (31-0921) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 5; WALLEYE: all from 17”- 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession..

GRAVE LAKE – north of Grand Rapids (31-0624) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 5.

ISLAND LAKE – Northome (31-0913) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 24” - 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

MOOSE LAKE – near Deer River (31-0722) WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

NORTH STAR LAKE including LITTLE NORTH STAR LAKE (31-0653 and 31-0665) NORTHERN PIKE all from 24” - 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession.

PICKEREL LAKE – near Effie, (31-0339) SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 10; WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

ROUND LAKE – near Squaw Lake (31-0896), including the POPPLE RIVER downstream to State Highway Bridge 46 WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession. NORTHERN PIKE: all from 22”- 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. Possession limit 9.

SAND LAKE – near Bowstring (31-0826) including connecting BIRDS EYE LAKE, LITTLE SAND LAKE, PORTAGE LAKE AND BOWSTRING RIVER upstream to County Road 35 bridge and downstream to mouth of Rice Lake: all from 22”-36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession. Daily and possession limit 9.

SPIDER LAKE –(31-0538) NORTHERN PIKE: all from 24”- 36” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 36” allowed in possession.

SPLITHAND LAKE – (31-0353) WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession. SUNFISH (includes bluegills): Daily and possession limit 5.  BLACK CRAPPIE: Daily and possession limit 5.

SWAN LAKE – (31-0067) WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

TROUT LAKE – Coleraine (31-0216) WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

TURTLE LAKE – north of Marcell (31-0725) SMALLMOUTH BASS: all from 12”- 20” must be immediately released. One over 20” allowed in possession.

WINNIBIGOSHISH LAKE and connected waters: Mississippi River to Knutson Dam, Third River Flowage to Little Dixon Lake, Pigeon River to Pigeon Lake Dam, First River, Egg Lake through Cut Foot Sioux Lake, Raven Flowage to Raven Lake, and Sugar Lake WALLEYE: all from 17” - 26” must be immediately released. Only 1 over 26” allowed in possession.

RIVERS - GRAND RAPIDS AREA

MISSISSIPPI RIVER – from Blandin Dam downstream to Coon Rapids Dam MUSKELLUNGE: Catch and release only.

PRAIRIE RIVER – from Prairie Lake Dam downstream to Mississippi River MUSKELLUNGE: Catch and release only.

SPAWNING AREAS CLOSED TO FISHING – GRAND RAPIDS AREA

BASS LAKE – Cohasset (31-0576), CERTAIN AREAS POSTED AS SPAWNING AREAS CLOSED TO ANGLING FROM ICE-OUT THROUGH JUNE 30TH. North basin on the west shore near the Pincherry Access and south basin along north shore in the Elm Point Area T. 56, R. 26, S. 18, 27.

CLEARWATER CREEK – Downstream of County Road 49 for approximately 400 feet T. 57, R. 25, S. 23.

MOODY’S CREEK – POSTED AREA CLOSED YEAR ROUND UPSTREAM OF COUNTY RD 432. Upstream from County Road 432 approximately 0.5 mile T. 57, R. 26, S. 2, 12, 13.

ROUND LAKE - Off CR 52 (31-0268)- CERTAIN AREAS POSTED AS SPAWNING AREAS CLOSED TO ANGLING FROM ICE-OUT THROUGH JUNE 30TH. Two bays on south side of lake T. 59, R. 24, S. 14, 15.

AREAS BELOW DAMS CLOSED TO FISHING - GRAND RAPIDS AREA

WINIBIGOSHISH DAM - 300 ft downstream

POKEGAMA DAM - 300 ft downstream

BLANDIN DAM - 500 ft upstream to 300 ft downstream

Other areas may be posted to protect concentrations of spawning fish