Bass and pike regulations may possibly be altering in Ramsey and Washington counties.
The Minnesota Division of Organic Sources will hold two public meetings to go over proposals for altering fishing regulations on 4 east metro lakes.
On Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., the public is invited to the Shoreview Neighborhood Center, 4580 Victoria St. N., to go over a proposal to alter the regulation for largemouth bass on Turtle Lake in Ramsey County. The existing regulation demands any individual catching a largemouth bass on Turtle Lake to right away release it.
The DNR is proposing to switch to a regulation that would enable persons to hold largemouth bass up to 14 inches in length, with the selection of harvesting 1 trophy fish more than 20 inches. This would give added possibilities for anglers to hold fish, though also probably rising typical fish size.
On Wednesday, Oct. two, at six p.m., the DNR will hold a further public meeting at the Stillwater Public Library in the Margaret Rivers B Area, 224 Third St. N., to go over equivalent modifications in the largemouth bass regulations on Olson and Demontreville lakes in Washington County.
The Stillwater meeting also will contain details about a proposal to take away a unique regulation requiring the release of northern pike amongst 24 and 36 inches on Large Carnelian Lake in Washington County. Place into impact in 2003, the unique regulation (identified as a “protected slot limit”) was aimed at creating bigger northern pike in Large Carnelian, but it has not confirmed helpful.
Folks who can not attend the public meetings but who nonetheless want to weigh in on the proposed regulation modifications can make contact with DNR’s east metro fisheries workplace at 651-259-5831, or by e mail at [email protected]