Comment period open on fishing bag limit changes

St. Paul The DNR is proposing to adopt rules that will reduce
the daily and possession limits for sunfish, crappie, catfish and
lake trout on inland and Canadian border waters. The proposed
changes would be implemented in May 2003. The changes do not affect
the limits for walleye, bass, northern pike or stream trout.

The proposed changes include: Crappie (black and white) daily
and possession limit would be reduced from 15 to 10; sunfish daily
and possession limit would be reduced from 30 to 20; lake trout
daily and possession limit would be reduced from three to two;
catfish daily and possession limit would remain at five, but only
two could be flathead catfish and only one, whether flathead or
channel, could be more than 24 inches long.

Requests for a public hearing on the proposed changes must be
submitted in writing. The request should include the specific rule
for which a hearing is requested and why, and include the writer’s
name and address. Requests must be received prior to 4:30 p.m. on
Aug. 14. Send requests to Linda Erickson-Eastwood, Box 12, 500
Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4012. Comments supporting or
opposing the rules can be sent to or by e-mail

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