RED LAKE (WJON News) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has set the bag limit for walleye on Upper Red Lake this winter.

There will be a three-walleye bag limit with only one fish over 17 inches.

The fall fisheries assessment on the Red Lakes found the walleye population to be at a healthy and sustainable level with a wide range of fish sizes.

Last winter the bag limit was four fish to reduce the surplus of spawning stock to help promote the success of new year classes.

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The new regulations go into effect on November 1st.

The open water regulations will be determined after the winter harvest is complete.

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