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Area lakes have special regulations
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Many area lakes are governed by special regulations designed to protect and enhance the fishery.

Some of the special regulations target the northern pike while others concentrate on the walleyes, panfish or bass.

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Anglers should be aware of any special regulation which has been imposed on the lake they choose to fish this weekend.

Among the area lakes with special regulations are:

Balm Lake: All bass 12 inches and larger must be released. One bass over 20 inches allowed in possession.

Beltrami Lake; All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Big Bass Lake: All bass must be released.

Big Lake All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Blackduck Lake: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Campbell lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Deer Lake: All bass must be released; All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Fox Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Gull Lake: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Medicine Lake; All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Movil Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

North Twin Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Pimushe Lake: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Red Lake: All walleye 17 to 26 inches long must be released May 14-June 14. Only one walleye over 26 inches allowed in the 4-fish possession limit. From June 15-Nov. 30 all walleye 20 to 26 inches must be released and only one walleye over 26 inches allowed in the 4-fish possession limit. Beginning Dec. 1 the walleye regulations return to the regulations from May 14 to June 14.

South Twin Lake: All bass must be released.

Three Island Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Turtle (Big and Little): All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Turtle River Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Lake Winnie: All walleyes 17 to 26 inches must be released. One walleye over 26 inches allowed in possession.

Big Mantrap Lake: Minimum size of a crappie is 10 inches and possession limit is five. All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Big Sand Lake: All walleye 20 to 28 inches must be released. Only one over 28 inches allowed in possession.

George Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Kabekona Lake: All walleye 18 to 26 inches must be released. One walleye over 26 inches allowed in possession.

Little Mantrap Lake: All largemouth bass 12 to 20 inches must be released. One largemouth bass over 20 inches allowed in possession.

Mary Lake: Catch and release only for bass; crappie possession limit is five and sunfish possession limit is five.

Spider Lake: Minimum size limit on crappie is 10 inches.

Elk Lake: Catch and release only for muskies. Northern pike minimum size limit is 40 inches and possession limit is one.

Itasca Lake: Crappie possession limit is five; sunfish possession limit is 10.

Ozawindib Lake: All bass 12 inches and larger must be released. One bass over 20 inches allowed in possession; crappie minimum size limit is 10 inches.

Lake Thirteen: All largemouth bass 12 inches and larger must be released.

Leech Lake: All walleye 18 to 26 inches must be released. One walleye over 26 inches allowed in possession. Walleye possession limit is four.

Lind Lake: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Little Boy Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Little Woman Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Ten Mile Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Wabedo Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Woman Lake: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. Only one over 36 inches allowed in possession.

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