Fishing Regulations

It is important for all anglers to obtain the appropriate Minnesota or Wisconsin fishing license and understand the fishing regulations, all of which are dependent on which body of water that Sunset Glow Guide Service is servicing you.

Fishing License

Minnesota Waters

Resident: Per the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), all residents of Minnesota, age 16 and over, require a current Minnesota fishing license if fishing in a Minnesota water.

Non-resident: All non-residents need a license except those age 15 and younger do not need a license if a parent or guardian is licensed.

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Wisconsin Waters

Resident: Per the Wisconsin DNR, all residents of Wisconsin, age 16 and over, require a current Wisconsin fishing license if fishing in a Wisconsin water.

Non-resident: All non-residents need a license except those age 15 and younger do not need a license.

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General Fishing Regulations

It is each angler’s responsibility to read the fishing regulations for the state and body of water in which you are fishing.

Minnesota DNR Fishing Regulations

Wisconsin DNR Fishing Regulations

Lake Vermilion

Below are the Minnesota fishing regulations specific to Lake Vermilion.

SpeciesLimit in PossessionProtected SlotSeason Start
Walleye4 (w/ only one over 26″)20-26″May 15, 2021
Northern Pike2 (w/ only one over 40″)30-40″May 15, 2021
Large and Smallmouth Bass6 (combined)NoneMay 15, 2021
Muskie1 (over 54″)1-54″June 5, 2021
Crappie10NoneAll year
Bluegill / Sunfish20NoneAll year
Rock Bass30NoneAll year
Perch20 daily / 40 possessionNoneAll year
WhitefishNoneNoneAll year

Lake of the Woods

Below are the Minnesota fishing regulations specific to Lake of the Woods.

SpeciesLimit in PossessionProtected SlotSeason Start
Walleye/Sauger6 (combined, not more than 4 can be Walleye, w/ only one over 28″)19.5-28″May 15, 2021
Northern Pike3 (w/ only one over 40″)30-40″All year
Large and Smallmouth Bass6 (combined)NoneAll year
Muskie1 (over 54″)1-54″June 5, 2021
Crappie10NoneAll year
Rock Bass30NoneAll year
Perch20 daily / 40 possessionNoneAll year