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Low Limits vs Rainy River Limits

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Can anyone clear up some confusion regarding fishing the rainy river with LOW fish in possession.  If by chance there is some fishable water, from a boat, on LOW in a couple weeks and we catch 5 walleye for two people, can we then fish the river and catch our limit of river fish.  I know it probably an obvious answer but I might be surprised.  I can't find anything in the regulations book on this subject.

Any help/feedback is appreciated

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mikeg1

we checked on this a few years back. CO told us if you fish the lake you must go directly to the landing when done. he said if he would even see us stop and talk to someone he would site for over the limit.

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1 hour ago, mikeg1 said:

we checked on this a few years back. CO told us if you fish the lake you must go directly to the landing when done. he said if he would even see us stop and talk to someone he would site for over the limit.

Same answer I got. 

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You are allowed up to 4 walleyes per person on LOW, but with 5 walleyes for 2 people you'd already be over your limit in the river Mar 1 - Apr 14.

If you enter the river with walleyes already caught LOW, enforcement has no way of verifying they were caught in LOW, so the only way you could fish the lake first and then the river would be to follow the Mar. 1 - Apr 14 river regs.  Or in your example of a party of 2 anglers, enter the river with 3 or fewer walleyes, none over 19 1/2". 

In one day the limit is 2 walleyes from the river under 19 1/2" and 2 from LOW and daily and possession limit are the same.

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