Northern Pike limits across Minnesota

Northern Pike limits across Minnesota

June 17, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/17/21)

(Minnesota) — Anglers out hitting the waters need to be aware of regulations for those wishing to keep northern pike, according to the latest in regulations from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 

Minnesotas has three northern pike zones (North-central, Northeast, South) that apply to inland waters and reflect the differing characteristics of pike populations across the state.

Regulations for the North-central zones include a limit of 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches, and all fish between 22-26 inches must be released.

The Northeast zone has a limit of two northern pike, anglers must release all fish 30-40 inches, with only one fish over 40 inches allowed in possession.

The South Zone’s limit is two northern pikes with a minimum size of 24 inches.

Special regulations that cover individual lakes, rivers, and streams remain in effect and take precedence over the zone regulations. The Northern pike zone regulations do not apply to boundary waters. For up-to-date information on northern pike regulations and more, go to the DNR’s website.