Minnesota, Wisconsin DNR proposing border water fishing changes

Minnesota and Wisconsin are proposing to make considerable changes to fishing regulations on border waters, which would be for the first time in 70 years for such measures. The Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources are asking the public to weigh in on topics that would affect fishing limits on the Mississippi River, including Lake Pepin. 

The proposed changes would lower possession limits, and change some length limits, for walleye and sauger which would decrease from 6 to 4. Crappie, sunfish, and yellow perch limits would drop from 25 to 15 each. White and yellow bass limits would decrease from 25 to 10.

The Minnesota DNR will be accepting public comments through Friday, October 4th. The DNR will be using an expedited rulemaking procedure to make these changes effective by March 2020 and Wisconsin intends to make the same changes at the same time.