Proposal for Otter and Cloquet rivers

The DNR is proposing a walleye fishing regulation change for sections of the Otter and Cloquet rivers. These rivers flow into Island Lake Reservoir in St. Louis County. The proposed regulations would make the walleye regulation the same for the reservoir and adjacent river segments.

The proposed regulation for the Otter River from the mouth to the Boulder Lake dam, and the Cloquet River from the mouth to the rapids a half mile upstream, would require anglers to release all walleye 15 to 20 inches in length — the same regulation as applies to Island Lake Reservoir.

The river segments concentrate spawning walleye from the reservoir in the spring and consistent regulations between these connected waters will advance both fish management and enforcement objectives.

How to comment

Anyone may comment on the proposed regulation through Friday, Dec. 2. Contact Duluth Area Fisheries:

  • By email at [email protected]
  • Call 218-302-3264
  • U.S. mail at Duluth Area Fisheries Office, 5351 North Shore Drive, Duluth, MN 55804.

Public meeting

A public information meeting will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Rice Lake City Hall, 4107 W. Beyer Road, Rice Lake Township north of Duluth.