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.
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile Bay, a catch-and-release season will be in effect March 1 to April 14.
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.
Walleyes headliner for public comment, potential reg changes on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River, Leech
Proposed regulation changes also look to protect saugers on Lake of the Woods, Rainy River.
First-time kayak anglers quickly learn the ins and outs of fishing from this small craft that’s usually used for leisure/recreation.
The plan outlines proposed five-year fish population objectives and management actions for walleye, sauger, northern pike and lake sturgeon, with most of the interest surrounding possible changes for walleye, sauger.
(Minnesota DNR)Avid angler Dustin Stone caught a new state-record silver redhorse in the certified weight category of the Minnesota DNR’s record fish program. Stone caught the 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse while fishing for lake sturgeon on the Rainy River in Koochiching County on April 28. He was fishing with 80-pound braided line tipped with a night crawler. “We had been…
It comes on the heels of a month-and-a-half sturgeon-fishing closure. So will this season be as frenzied as spring sturgeon fishing?
Information collected on tagged fish tells a story of the sturgeon’s travels from when it was tagged until it was caught and reported.
A big part of the restoration has been regulations designed specifically to protect the slow-growing fish.
If documented correctly, 69-incher would have beaten the current state catch-and-release record by an inch-and-a-half, but angler still embraces the experience — and catching some prized walleyes, too, during a recent day on the Rainy.