Area Waters with Special Regulations

 

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Lake, (County), & Current Regulation

Ann Lake (Carver County)--   Largemouth Bass: Catch-and-release only. Northern Pike: All from 24-36" must be immediately released; one over 36" allowed in possession.

 

Bryant Lake (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Bush Lake (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Lake Calhoun (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Cedar Lake (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Cedar Lake (Scott County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Crystal Lake (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Eagle Lake (Carver County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Lake of the Isles (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Lake Minnetonka (plus connected lakes Forest, Libbs, Peavey, and Tanager) (Hennepin County): Winter spearing for northern pike prohibited.

 

Lake Minnewashta (Carver County): Largemouth Bass: Catch-and-release only.

 

Lake Nokomis (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Lake Pierson (Carver County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Lake Rebecca, (Hennepin County): Winter spearing for northern pike prohibited.

 

Stieger (Steiger) Lake, (Carver County): Northern Pike and Largemouth Bass: Catch-and-release only. Winter spearing for northern pike prohibited.

 

Lake Waconia (Carver County): Walleye: Minimum size 16"

 

Lake Wasserman (Carver County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

Weaver Lake (Hennepin County): Muskellunge including Tiger Muskellunge: One combined, minimum size 40".

 

River/Stream, (County), & Current Regulation

Eagle Creek (Scott): Trout: Catch-and-release only.

 

Minnehaha Creek downstream from Minnehaha Falls to mouth, including Mississippi River confluence/connection: (Hennepin County): Walleye, Sauger, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth Bass: Catch-and-release only with a continuous (year-round) season.  Part of Mississippi River Pool 2 Special Regulation.

 

Minnesota River downstream from Mendota Bridge to mouth, including Mississippi River confluence/connection (Hennepin and Dakota Counties): Walleye, Sauger, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth Bass: Catch-and-release only with a continuous (year-round) season.  Part of Mississippi River Pool 2 Special Regulation.  Includes all backwater lakes and connecting waters within the stated area.

 

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

 

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