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Lake Snelling Regs.

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I am just wondering if Lake Snelling across from the airport is considered a Mississippi backwater area?

If it is does that mean there is a continuous open Catch and Release season down there?

There are the regs I could find from the DNR Regs. Book.

"MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY (Ramsey, Washington, Hennepin,

and Dakota Counties) walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, and

largemouth bass: Catch-and-release with a continuous season in the

following stretches: a) Minnesota River downstream from the Mendota

Bridge; B) Minnehaha Creek downstream from Minnehaha Falls; and

c) Pool 2 of the Mississippi River between the Hastings Dam and the

Ford Dam, including all backwater lakes and connecting waters except

Crosby Lake, Pickerel Lake, Upper Lake, Little Pigs Eye Lake, and

North Star Steel Lake."

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The C&R year round regulations do not apply to snelling lake. There is a special regulation on largemouth bass in the lake, I think it's a minimum size limit, but I'm not 100% sure. Otherwise all the traditional regulations apply to snelling.

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I assumed the normal regs applied but I was hopeful. I heard that there are some decent bass and pike in there. Maybe I'll give it a shot early in the year before the weeds get to bad.

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