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Different area lakes have different regulations

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BEMIDJI - Anglers heading onto area lakes must be aware of the special regulations which have been implemented on some of those lakes.

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In an effort to protect and enhance the fishery, DNR officials have imposed a variety of special regulations ranging from catch and release only of bass to a 24 to 36-inch protected slot size for northern pike.

The special regulations governing the area lakes for the 2012 fishing season include:

Beltrami County

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

Beltrami: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Big Bass: All bass must be immediately released.

Big: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Blackduck: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Deer: All bass must be released. All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

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

Gull: Sunfish possession limit is five.

Medicine: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

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

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

Pimushe: Sunfish possession limit is five.

South Twin: All bass must be released.

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

Big, Little Turtle: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

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

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

Hubbard County

Big Mantrap: Minimum size limit for crappies is 10 inches and possession limit is five. All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Big Sand: All walleye 20 to 28 inches must be immediately released. One walleye over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Crow Wing (5th and 6th): All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Crown Wing (8th and 9th): Minimum size limit for northern pike is 40 inches and possession limit is one.

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

Kabekona: All walleye 18 to 26 inches must be released and one over 26 inches allowed in possession. Total possession limit is four.

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

Mary: Catch and release only for bass. Crappie limit is five. Sunfish limit is five.

Spider: Minimum size limit for crappie is 10 inches.

Clearwater County

Elk: Catch and release only for muskies. Minimum size limit for northern pike is 40 inches and possession limit is one.

Itasca: Crappie possession limit is five and sunfish possession limit is 10.

Ozawindib: All bass 12 inches and larger must be released. One over 12 inches allowed in possession. Minimum size for crappie is 10 inches.

Cass County

Ada: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Blackwater: All largemouth and smallmouth bass 12 inches and larger must be immediately released.

Child: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Girl: All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession.

Hovde: Catch and release only for largemouth bass.

Lake Thirteen: All largemouth bass 12 inches or longer must be released.

Leech: All walleye 18 to 26 inches must be released and one over 26 inches allowed in possession. Possession limit is four.

Lind: Sunfish possession limit is five.

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

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

Moccasin: Catch and release only for largemouth bass.

Mule: All bass 12 inches and larger must be released. Walleye possession limit is three.

Ox Yoke: Sunfish possession limit is 10.

Portage: Catch and release for bass.

Rice: sunfish possession limit is 10. Crappie possession limit is five.

Sanburn: Sunfish possession limit is 10.

Stony: All largemouth bass 12 inches and longer must be released. One over 20 inches allowed in possession.

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

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

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

Itasca County

Island (near Northome): All northern pike 24 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession. All walleye 17 to 26 inches must be released and one over 26 inches allowed in possession.

Round (near S.Lake): All walleye 17 to 26 inches must be released. One walleye over 26 inches allowed in possession. All northern pike 22 to 36 inches must be immediately released. One pike over 36 inches allowed in possession. Possession limit is nine.

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