Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Connect, BE BRAVE - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here


      Fishing Report Clubs - Make Your Own "Post Your Thoughts" - Leave YOUR mark, make each place you visit "a little better"!

      Join the Minnesota Fishing Report Club, where only club members see detailed info that is shared. CLICK HERE to join.

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
screaminchicken

DNR pinch, anybody else see this?

Recommended Posts

Igor Drackenwolf

Here's a thought, you don't have to harvest every fish caught or your limit every time out.

Heck, I haven't filleted a fish this year. I do it for fun and sport, not to put meat in the freezer.

I'm the same as you. I harvest my walleyes once a year from Lac Seul, and crappies once or twice a year in the spring. That does it for me. Most of the time I'm almost exclusively catch-and-release, no matter what species I'm targeting.

My questions about this discrepancy are rhetorical, for the guys out there who do like to harvest more fish, who gladly obey the 6-per-day rule, but who run afoul of the law based on what's in their freezer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Igor Drackenwolf

The Regs are the Regs and that's that. end of story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

We could what if till the cow's come home. if they changed the current laws, then someone else would want to keep even more.

In my eyes, 6 is plenty. if you have a fish fry for 12, catch some gills and crappie, heck they are just as good tablefare.

Your example of one taking 6 a day is a stretch at the best. I know of very few if any that fish every day or even 3-4 times a week and take 6 each trip out. If they are taking that many fish, bad for the lakes to say the least.

I do not understand why anyone would need more than 6 in thier freezer anyways.

I use to fish with a fellow that always wantyed to keep every fish caught and the limit did not matter as he always said, I only fish a few times a season.

My last trip with him was the time he said he had a pile of fish in the freezer at home.

Just no need for that type of abusing the specie or any fish or game for that matter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Red Miller

Well if a person was keeping walleyes and fishing Mille Lacs exclusively, the possession limit is 2...not 6.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kyhl

It's limited possession while on that body of water (including tributaries to posted boundaries).

For Mille Lacs it's two walley, for Vermillion it's four.

Daily and possession limits are the same unless noted.

Therefore, regulations limiting possession on a body of water end at that body of water and the possession limit then becomes a daily limit for that body of water.

Once the fish leave the lake it becomes the regular state possesion limit of six.

So someone fishing Mille Lacs can possess two while on the water. They can't keep any more that day. They can add those two to the freezer where there are two more that were caught the previous day.

Same with Vermilion, you can keep four on day one, then two more on day two up to the total of six (assuming none were consumed because that resets, depending on when they are consumed).

At no time can they possess more than six caught from MN waters, that includes the sum of (freezer, livewell, stringer, whatever).

Note, a fish in hand is not considered in possession. Possession starts when the fish enters some type of storage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Red Miller

Im not sure where you are getting all of that, but possession limit is possession limit period. If those are Mille Lacs walleye you are only allowed to have 2 in your possession. It doesnt matter where you have them..live well, freezer, under the seat of your truck, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Igor Drackenwolf

Im not sure where you are getting all of that, but possession limit is possession limit period. If those are Mille Lacs walleye you are only allowed to have 2 in your possession. It doesnt matter where you have them..live well, freezer, under the seat of your truck, etc.

Right... but I think what he may be getting at is that say you harvest those two from Mille Lacs, you could then go to any other body of water and harvest 4 more, and still be within your legal possession limit.

That said, the convoluted regulations are pretty ridiculous, and burdensome to keep track of.

Try keeping track of whether you're legal or not legal when trout fishing the Lake Superior tributaries on the North Shore. You pretty much can't fish without your reg-book along with you stream-side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kyhl

When on or fishing experimental, special, border or other waters with size

restrictions different from statewide regulations, all fish for which the size

restriction applies must have their heads, tails, fins, and skin intact and be

measurable except as follows:

(1) Fish that are legally taken on that water body may be used in the

preparation of a meal while docked or moored to shore or while on the

ice of that waterbody. Fish used for a meal still count towards the daily

possession limit. Fillets may be possessed only if the person is in the act of

preparing a meal or have been packaged by a licensed fish packer.

(2) On the shore or ice of experimental and special management waters a

person may prepare fish for a meal that have been packaged by a licensed

fish packer. The total number of fish in possession may not exceed the

statewide possession limit.

The experimental regulations are for when you are on that body of water.

edit, I'm sure there is probably another rule somewhere in the book that contradicts this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
live-2-fish

(2) On the shore or ice of experimental and special management waters a

person may prepare fish for a meal that have been packaged by a licensed

fish packer. The total number of fish in possession may not exceed the

statewide possession limit.

"on ice of experimental waters" you can posses 6 walleyes?? You could have fun in court with this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kyhl

"on ice of experimental waters" you can posses 6 walleyes?? You could have fun in court with this one.

I never said you can have six while on the lake. That would definitely be over the limit.

Six off the lake may be a gray area.

Page 13 under the Possession heading.

"Daily and possession limits are the same unless otherwise noted."

Then

"When on or fishing experimental,... Fish used for a meal still count towards the daily possession limit."

To me that means that experimental water, which Mille Lacs is, has a daily limit of two fish.

For another example.

While on the lake, fish or carcasses need to be measureable. Off the lake the fish may be filleted as normal for transport. Here the special rule ends at the lakeshore.

Can one rule about possession for an experimental lake end at the lakeshore while another possession rule for the same experimental lake extent to the state boarder? I think they would end at the same place, the shoreline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Grainbelt
      Fishing with Luiza, Fishing with Vicky Stark, Jackie Shea, Kelly young.  Come on guys get real.
    • Rick G
      Starting to see some slabs moving shallow
    • Rick G
      Well you have a few questions... lets get started😁 Rods... like bass or walleye or anything else that swims,  you may or may not be able to do it all with one pole,  more than one.  I use a couple different types, depending on what's working. I like a long one for fishing floats, to make those long casts. For this I chose a 7 1/2 ft, moderate action, light power.  For throwing those 1/32 -1/16oz jigs without a float I use a 6 1/2 ft ultra light, fast action... much like a light walleye rod.  A little later in the summer  and into fall, vertical jigging 4-5 mm tungsten jigs comes to life. I use a shorter rod, sometimes even an ice rod for this approach. Your line selection should match your jig size and rod type. Most of the time I will spool up with 4lb Trilene xl,  If I'm fishing water with a lot of pike, I will bump up to 6, but generally go as light as you can get by with, just like ice fishing. I find myself using plastics about 90% of the time now days. Some of favorites are Impulse 1in minnows and minnow fry, Gulp whiptails, and lil hustler 1inch tubes. Most of the time Im pairing these plastics with a 1/60 or 1/32 lead head jig. I like a little slower fall rate when fishing early  panfish... later in the season, when the fish move deeper, switching  to a little heavier weight jigs will do a better job.
    • lakesareaoutdoors
      Haha I knew putting in peeps in the video would set some people off! haha you love them our you hate them! Thanks for the views guys! 
    • tbetts1000
      I was just out on Daisy Bay and there is 9-10” of clear ice with 5-6” of very wet slush on top. Last week the same hole had 18” of ice with 6” of packed snow/slush. 
    • smalliehunter
      I've never chased panfish during the open water season.  I caught my first bluegill this winter, and have developed quite the crush on them.  What's your go to rod, length and action?  Plastics or bait?  Line type and lb?  Do you use a bobber?  Should I use same jigs as winter or plain hook? 
    • Rick
      I remember the 10 o'clock news having a banner that said "Do you know where your kids are?"
    • Kettle
      There is still a lot of ice up here, it's getting darker obviously and on some really small bodies of water pulling away from shore but I know they are still running 4 wheelers on larger lakes
    • smurfy
      oogle Williams narrows live cams!!!!!!👍
    • smurfy
      yea there's a little dabble right at the end of the cement!!!!!!   I was really referring to the cams over by Williams narrows.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.