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Northern Pike anglers and spearers reminded of zone regulations

Dec 12, 2019 08:28AM ● By Editor

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From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - December 11, 2019

As cold temperatures continue to make ice on Minnesota lakes, ice anglers and spearers gearing up for winter fishing action are reminded that northern pike zone regulations apply. The regulations went into effect in May 2018 and created three distinct zones in the north-central, northeastern and southern parts of the state.

The northern pike regulations apply to inland waters but do not affect border waters or individual lakes, rivers and streams that have their own special regulations for northern pike. Special pike regulations are in place on about 95 waters and always take precedence over statewide regulations.

Specific regulation details can be found on the DNR website at or in the Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet online at Anglers also can find ice safety guidelines at

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