DNR Seeking Input on Bass Regulations on Two Stearns County Lakes
CLEARWATER -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants your input on bass fishing regulations on two Stearns County lakes.
The DNR has had experimental regulations on Long Lake and Crooked Lake since 2006. They are considering making the regulations permanent and want your input at a public meeting tomorrow (Thursday).
Under the regulations, anglers must release largemouth bass between 12 and 20 inches. One bass over 20 inches would be allowed.
The DNR says since the regulations were enacted the average size of largemouth bass has improved on the lakes as well as the percentage of fish larger than 15 inches.
The meeting will be held at the Lynden Town Hall along County Road 44 in Clearwater from 7:00-to-9:00 p.m.