Fishing is Better Here!
Red Lake is Open for Walleye
Stay at Northshore Bay Resort and Fish Red Lake - Just 40 minutes Away!
decade after the Red Lake walleye fishery was closed to anglers it will
once again offer the opportunity to fish its waters for Minnesota's
state fish - the walleye. Lake-wide assessment data
continues to indicate very promising progress towards walleye
recovery. Walleye abundance has increased dramatically from the
mid-1990's when the walleye population crashed. Walleye fry
stocked in 1999, 2001 and 2003 as part of the recovery plan have
established a large population of young fish. Recent DNR test netting
indicates the stocking of 41 million walleye fry in 1999 was a huge
success. So was the stocking of 32 million fry in 2001. Fry
stocking in 2003 contributed greatly as well. Now these fish are mature and contributing
to natural reproduction.
In 2006 fisheries managers from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources determined that the lake was ready to resume limited harvest of its walleye population. NOTE: Special walleye limits have been set again for 2012. While a person is on or fishing Upper Red Lake and it's associated tributaries, the daily and possession limit of walleye is four fish, of which not more than on walleye may be over 26 inches in length. The protected slot-size is: 17-26 inch protected slot from May 15-June 14; a 20-26 inch protected slot from June 15-November 30; and a 17-26 inch protected slot as of Dec 1. All walleye that are in the protected slot size must be immediately returned to the water.
Northshore Bay Resort is located just 40 minutes from Red Lake. Stay with us and fish Red!
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