Red Lake Walleye Limits Announced
Jake Judd | Nov 7, 2019 AT 4:44 pm
(KNSI) - The same week the winter walleye limits were announced for Mille Lacs Lake, another popular walleye lake releases theirs.
Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake will have a four-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed.
The regulations, which become effective Sunday, December 1, are the same as those of last winter but more restrictive than during 2019 open water fishing.
“Anglers should remember to take a good measuring device along with them on their trip to Upper Red Lake as many walleye will measure just above, and just under, the 17-inch size restriction,” said Andy Thompson, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries supervisor.
More restrictive winter regulations are necessary because of the amount of fishing pressure during the winter.
The Red Lake Nation and the DNR manage walleye harvest on Red Lake under a joint harvest plan that was revised in 2015 by the Red Lakes Fisheries Technical Committee.
Next year’s open water harvest regulations will be determined following the conclusion of the winter fishing season.