Updated Northern Pike Limits and Regulations

Updated Northern Pike Limits and Regulations

August 5, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (8/5/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations for northern pike in the three zones across the State.

The North-Central Zone has a limit of 10 northern pikes, but not more than two pikes longer than 26 inches. All fish 22-26 inches must be released.

In the Northeast Zone, the limit is two northern pikes. Anglers must release all fish 30-40 inches, with only one fish over 40 inches allowed to be kept.

The South Zone has a limit of two northern pikes with a minimum size of 24 inches.

Special regulations that cover individual lakes, rivers, and streams still remain in effect and take precedence over the zone regulations. Zone regulations also do not apply to border waters. 

Complete and updated northern pike regulations can be found on the DNR’s website.