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Northern pike rule proposed

outdoors Detroit Lakes,Minnesota 56501
Detroit Lakes Online
Northern pike rule proposed
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment and holding two public meetings on a proposal that would require anglers on Sallie and Melissa lakes in Becker County to release all northern pike 24-36 inches in length.

The 24-inch limit would be replaced with experimental regulations that would allow anglers to keep one northern longer than 36 inches, while immediately releasing all northern 24-36 inches in length.

Local DNR fisheries staff will discuss the proposal and take comments from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, at M State, 900 Highway 34 East, in Detroit Lakes.

Written comments may be submitted until Oct. 8, by e-mail to or to DNR Fisheries, 14583 County Highway 19, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501, or by phone 218-846-8340.