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EJ

Fish cleaning on LOTW

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It is my understanding that you can not fillet fish on the ice unless it is for immediate consumption and that they also count towards your daily limit.True?

Second question: We are coming up for 3 days and staying in our wheelhouses. What is a person do with their catch besides leave them whole until you leave the ice for good on the 3rd day.

Could you clean them on shore and then pack them for transport each night? If you could do this, then would you be allowed to bring those packaged fish back on the lake with you when you go back out?

Thanks,

EJ

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Korns

My understanding is that is true on all MN waters. New law this year I believe.

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Here's the law as it stands in the '08 regulations:

While on or fishing waters with size restrictions, all fish for which the size restriction applies must have their heads, tails, fins, and skin intact and be measurable. A person may prepare and use the fish for a meal while docked or moored to shore, or while on the ice. Fish prepared and used for a meal still count towards the daily possession limit.

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muskyjim

any fish that has a protected slot, on any lake in mn can not be cleaned on the lake unless it is for consumption that day as shore lunch or on the ice. and you need to keep the carcasses intact and unfrozen, so they can measure them. then discard the carcasses later that night or the next morning before you start fishing again.

just keep them frozen or gut them out & freeze em and they won't spoil in a couple of days. i just eat em that day and take the last days catch home.

another thing to remember, if you clean saugers and do not keep the carcasses to prove what they were, they are counted as walleye.

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muskyjim

oops,korns beat me to it.

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