Red Lake walleye limit reduced for summer
April 21, 2021
St. PAUL -- Anglers fishing during the summer season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit this year, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed, down from four fish allowed in 2020.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, April 20 said anglers had an excellent winter season, harvesting 143,000 pounds of walleye. The annual harvest by state anglers is anticipated to fall within 120,000-240,000 pounds.
The three-walleye bag limit, with one over-17-inch-size restriction, is intended to keep the annual harvest within the target harvest range. Last summer anglers harvested 131,000 pounds with a four-fish limit with one over 17 inches.