Lakes and Rivers with Special/Experimental Regulations

 

Lake, (county), and current regulation

Big Fish Lake, (Stearns County): Northern Pike: All from 24 - 36" must be immediately released.  One over 36" allowed in possession.

 

Carnelian Lake, (Stearns County): Sunfish: Possession limit five.

 

Crawford Lake, (Wright County): Largemouth Bass: Catch and Release only; Sunfish: Possession limit five; Crappie: possession limit five; Walleye: Possession limit two; Yellow Perch: Possession limit 10.

 

East and West Lake Sylvia, (Wright County): Northern Pike: All from 24 - 36" must be immediately released.  One over 36" allowed in possession.

 

Long/Crooked Lakes, (Stearns County): Largemouth Bass: All from 12 - 20" must be immediately released.  One over 20" allowed in possession.

 

Mink/Somers Lakes near Maple Lake, (Wright County): Sunfish: Possession limit five; Crappie: Possession limit five; Walleye: Minimum size limit of 17". Possession limit three; Largemouth Bass: All 12 - 20" must be immediately released.  One over 20" allowed in possession; Northern Pike: All 24 - 36" must be immediately released. One over 36" allowed in possession.  Possession or use of live minnows is prohibited.

 

Pearl Lake, (Stearns County): Walleye: Minimum size limit of 17". Possession limit of three; Northern Pike: All from 24 - 36" must be immediately released.  One over 36" allowed in possession.

 

Pleasant Lake, (Stearns County): Sunfish: Possession limit five.

 

Sugar Lake, (Wright County): Crappie: Possession limit five; Northern Pike: All 24 - 36" must be immediately released. One over 36" allowed in possession.  Muskellunge: 48" Minimum size limit.

 

River, (county), and current regulation

Mississippi River from Blandin Dam downstream to Coon Rapids (Itasca, Aitkin, Crow Wing, Morrison, Benton,Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Hennepin Counties): Muskellunge: Catch-and-Release only.

 

Mississippi River From confluence of the Crow River upstream to the St. Cloud Dam including tributaries up to the first road crossing or dam (Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties): Smallmouth Bass: All 12 - 20" must be immediately released, one over 20" allowed in possession.  Possession limit three.