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Season & Limits
You can catch crappie, sunfish, perch, and rock bass at any time of the year. The table below shows the daily and possession limits for each species.

Crappie - Limit 10 - Season: Continuous
Sunfish - Limit 20 - Season: Continuous
Rock Bass - Limit 30 - Season: Continuous
Perch - Limit 20 - Season: Continuous

First Catch
One lucky little boy, Teddy, will always be able to remember his first fishing trip thanks to his father's video.

"What name is he?" The 3 year old asks. "He's a nice fishy". "He's beautiful".

Game Fish Season & Limits
Fish such as walleye, northern pike, bass, and muskie can only be caught during certain times of the year. Those time periods can vary depending on where you are fishing. The table below shows the daily and possession limits for each species.

Walleye - Limit 6 - Season: May-Feb
Northern Pike - Limit: New Regs See Below - Season: May-Feb
Muskie - Limit 1 - Season: Jun-Dec
Large & Small Mouth Bass Combined - Limit 6 - Season: May-Feb (some Catch 7 Release)

New Northern Pike Regulations
As of May 11, 2019
New Pike Harvest Regulations by Zone

  • North-central: Limit of 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches; all from 22 to 26 inches must be released.
  • Northeast: Two pike. Not more than 2 over 26". Anglers must release all from 30-40 inches, with only one over 40 inches allowed in possession.
  • South: Two fish; minimum size 24 inches.

MN Zones for Northern Pike Harvest Regulations 2018
state zones pike regulations for mn

Darkhouse spearing regulations for Pike have changed slightly. Refer to the spearing section of the regulations bulletin. Additionally, the new pike regulations do not affect border waters fishing regulations and special regulations that cover individual lakes, rivers, and streams.

For more information on new zone regulations, contact the MN DNR @ You can find the online fishing regulations booklet @