Fishing regulations virtual meetings

We appreciate your interest in proposed Minnesota fishing regulation changes. The DNR will be conducting these virtual public meetings via the WebEx webinar platform. Registration is required and available on this page. You can register at any time before a meeting has started. 

How to participate

  • You can participate in a virtual meeting by computer, tablet, smartphone or telephone.
  • If you are participating via computer, tablet or smartphone, you will have the opportunity to type live questions for staff to answer.
  • Virtual meetings are intended to provide information on the proposals — official comments should be submitted via a separate online survey or directly to the area fisheries office.
  • After registering for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting. To make sure you will be recognized, please register using your own name, email and phone number.

Events

The DNR will be hosting four region-specific virtual meetings, and one statewide virtual meeting to cover proposals from all the regions. Additionally, there will be in-person meetings across the state where regulation changes are proposed.

Northwest region

Description: Proposed changes to fishing regulations within DNR's northwest region will be discussed. A brief presentation on DNR's quality bluegill initiative will be shown followed by a summary of other regulation proposals, including a bass regulation review on Mule and Blackwater lakes. Forty-nine lakes within the region are included in the quality bluegill initiative, meaning bag limits would be reduced to either 5 or 10. Participants can ask area fisheries staff questions about specific lakes and submit comments on the proposed changes.

Videoconference: Noon- 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5. Register

Northeast region

Description: Proposed changes to fishing regulations within DNR's northeast region will be discussed. A brief presentation on DNR's quality bluegill initiative will be shown followed by a summary of other regulation proposals, including walleye in Island Lake Reservoir and lake trout in three mine pit lakes within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. Twenty-six lakes within the region are included in the quality bluegill initiative, meaning bag limits would be reduced to either 5 or 10. Participants can ask area fisheries staff questions about specific lakes and submit comments on the proposed changes.

Videoconference: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Register

Central and southeast regions

Description: Proposed changes to fishing regulations within DNR's central and southeast regions will be discussed. A brief presentation on DNR's quality bluegill initiative will be shown. Thirty-three lakes within the region are included in the quality bluegill initiative, meaning bag limits would be reduced to either 5 or 10. Participants can ask area fisheries staff questions about specific lakes and submit comments on the proposed changes.

Videoconference: Noon-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. Register

Southern region

Description: Proposed changes to fishing regulations within DNR's southern region will be discussed. A brief presentation on DNR's quality bluegill initiative will be shown which includes 33 lakes within the region where bag limits on sunfish and/or crappie would be reduced to either 5 or 10. Participants can ask area fisheries staff questions about specific lakes and submit comments on the proposed changes.

Videoconference: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Register

Statewide

Description: Proposed changes to fishing regulations across the state will be discussed. A brief presentation on DNR's quality bluegill initiative will be shown which includes 113 lakes where bag limits would be reduced to 5 or 10. Comments can be submitted for Quality Bluegill Initiative lakes as well as other regulation proposals.

Videoconference: 6-7 p.m. (time may shift to 7-8 p.m.) Tuesday, Oct. 13. Register