Walleye

Upper Red summer walleye bag limit drops from 4 to 3

The three-walleye bag limit, with one over 17 inch size restriction, is intended to keep annual harvest within the target harvest range. Last summer, anglers harvested 131,000 pounds with a four-fish limit with one over 17 inches.

Upper Red Lake walleye regs tightened for winter season

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Heavy winter fishing over the last four years has resulted in the more restrictive regs.

Mille Lacs walleye fishing set to close down for July

With the exception of the month of July, walleye angling on the lake is catch-and-release this season. Catch-and-release walleye fishing is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Aug. 1, and continue through Monday, Nov. 30.

Spring walleye fishing on Rainy River all but nixed with access closures

The Koochiching County Board voted unanimously to close the county-owned Rainy River accesses, which include the Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing due to concerns of large numbers of anglers coming into the area in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will be reviewed April 14 at the next board meeting.

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