ANNANDALE -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on fish regulations for Sugar Lake at a public meeting Thursday night.

The DNR is considering making experimental bag limits for black crappies and northern pike permanent. The regulations have been in place on the Wright County lake since 2007.

Since then, the DNR says the average size of crappies has increased, as has the percentage of crappies over 10 and 12 inches. The lake is also producing more northern pike larger than 24 and 30 inches.  Some as large as 39 inches have been observed in spring surveys.

The regulations would allow anglers to keep five crappies.

There would be a protected slot of 24-to-36 inches for northern, with anglers allowed to keep one fish over 36 inches and a total of three.

The meeting will be held at the Corrina Township Hall at 9801 Ireland Avenue NW in Annandale from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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