Thursday, May 15, 2014

Public invited to meetings on walleye regulation for some Otter Tail County lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold two public meetings to provide updated information on the existing walleye regulation on North and South Lida, Venestrom and Mud lakes in Otter Tail County.

The first meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, at Lake Region Electric Cooperative, 1401 South Broadway in Pelican Rapids.

The second meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Fergus Falls DNR headquarters, 1509 First Ave. N. in Fergus Falls.

The lakes are located 5 miles east of Pelican Rapids. At the meetings, the DNR will present updated information collected since the regulation was implemented in 2005.

The existing walleye regulation is: All walleye from 17- to 26-inches must be immediately released. One fish over 26 inches is allowed in possession.

Those unable to attend the meetings may submit written comments any time to: DNR Fergus Falls area fisheries, 1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, or via email to or To provide comments by phone, call 218-739-7576.

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