DNR asking public for comment on proposed sunfish regulations

DNR asking public for comment on proposed sunfish regulations

July 7, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/7/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to comment on proposed special fishing regulations that would allow anglers to keep fewer sunfish from 50 lakes across Minnesota.

The proposed regulations would lower bag limits on 50 lakes that would go into effect in March 2022, with daily limits being reduced down from 20 sunfish to 5 on some lakes and 10 on others. Some lakes would also have similar proposals for lower crappie daily bag limits.

Lakes under consideration in the listening area do include Lake Hubert in Crow Wing County; Little Turtle, Pokegama, and Sand Lakes in Itasca County, and Shakopee Lakes in Mille Lacs County.

Public Comment can be submitted multiple ways, including through an online survey which is open until October 31st. Contact to your area fisheries office, or attending an in-person meeting this fall are also viable options.

More information on the Quality Sunfish Initiative can be found on the DNR’s website.