Minnesota DNR seeks comments on walleye regulations on Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point, Crane and Little Vermilion lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting public meetings this fall to gather input on the future of walleye regulations on the lakes of Namakan Reservoir. The reservoir includes Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point, Crane and Little Vermilion lakes in northern St. Louis County.

The forums are intended to provide background information, answer questions and take public input on the future of experimental regulations on these waters.

The first of these meetings will be an open house at the DNR Central Office, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, on Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The second meeting will be held at the Kabetogama Community Center on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

The current experimental regulation for walleye has been in place since 2007. The regulation requires the immediate release of all walleye from 17 to 28 inches. One walleye more than 28 inches is allowed in a possession limit of four walleye. The possession limit for walleye and sauger combined is six. The current regulations expire on March 1, 2012. These regulations may be modified, extended or dropped.

Comments on these regulations will be accepted at the DNR Area Fisheries Office in International Falls, 392 Highway 11 East; 218-286-5220; or to kevin.peterson@state.mn.us. All comments must be received by Nov. 10.


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