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Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers March 1 to the first Saturday in May

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Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers.

Please Note, spring conservation regulations will soon be in effect for the Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers.

Residents of North Dakota and Minnesota holding a valid resident fishing license from their respective state and persons of other states who either have nonresident North Dakota or Minnesota fishing licenses may fish in either of the boundary waters described above and may transport such fish with them by the most convenient route to the state in which they are licensed.

If the laws of the states differ, anglers must comply with the laws and rules of the state in which they are licensed. (NOTE: This includes children who are not required to have a license.)

From the Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers and all of their tributary streams the daily and possession limits on catfish shall be 5 regardless of the number of state or provincial licenses purchased by the angler. Only one catfish may exceed 24 inches in total length.

From the Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers up to the first vehicular bridge or crossing it shall be illegal to possess more than two walleye less than 18 inches in total length and more than one walleye, sauger, or saugeye greater than 28 inches in total length from March 1 to the first Saturday in May.

From the Bois de Sioux and Red Rivers up to the first vehicular bridge or crossing it shall be illegal to possess northern pike greater than 27 inches in total length from March 1 to the first Saturday in May.

RAP Program
(Report All Poaching)
1-800-472-2121

This program provides people the opportunity to report wildlife violations, remain anonymous if they prefer and to receive monetary rewards for convictions based on their information. Anonymous callers will be given a special code number and are not required to give their name. Rewards range from $50 to several hundred dollars depending upon the nature and seriousness of the crime.

Call this number only to report game and fish violations. Call 1-800-472-2121

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