In the north-central zone, anglers can keep 10 northern pike, but not more than two pike longer than 26 inches; and all from 22 to 26 inches must be released. Previously, the statewide regulation for northern pike was a three-fish limit with only one over 30 inches (except on lakes where special regulations were in effect). When the new regulations take effect this spring, the majority of the state will be in the north-central zone where the issue is overpopulation of small pike. None of the new pike regulations affect Lake of the Woods as it is considered border water and has special regulations.. Look for the fish in Browns Channel or in Viewcrest Bay.
Northern pike action has been excellent due to the colder water temperatures. The hook and line regulations also contain regulations for the harvest of crayfish, frogs, turtles and minnows. Only one lake is listed as catch-and-release-only for pike. Name: Northern Pike Scientific Name: Esox lucius Family: Esocidae General Description: vertical fins, up to 50in long, legal min. SIZE Average Length Harvested 20.2842809365 Flowage average in 2018 (reference) 19.26 Difference 1.0242809365 Percentage under 24 inches 87.96% Percentage under 22 inches 72.58%.
Northern pike taken by spearing follow the same rules except one pike may be between 22 and 26 inches or two larger than 26 inches. The state of Wisconsin, with its tranquil landscapes and more than 15,000 lakes, is an angler's haven. You have very possibly seen announcements from the MN DNR about new pike regulations throughout MN that go into effect May 12, 2018. Northern pike: May 2, 2020 to March 7, 2021: No minimum length limit and the daily bag limit is 5. They explained to me that pike don't reproduce in most southern Wisconsin lakes - not enough marsh land where pike like to spawn, so they increased the limit. Written by Anietra Hamper Mar 10, 2020. While Boulder Junction is the self-proclaimed Musky Capital of the World, there are also thousands of hot fishing spots for large and smallmouth bass, crappie, northern pike, and walleye.. Wisconsin has one of the largest … The Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations 2020-2021 [PDF] includes general inland waters, special county regulations, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Winnebago system waters, tributary streams and boundary waters.. Our goal is to see 10,000+ pike harvested in 2019. The minimum length limit is 50" and the daily bag limit is 1. There's quite a few lakes I've fished up north that I used to get descent pike, but I rarely catch one over 26 inches in southern Wisconsin, except on the Madison Chain. Most of the fish can be caught in 7-10 ft of water. Also listed for quality pike fishing are 19 waters with a 32-inch minimum size limit and a restricted bag limit. Check out this video on how to Fillet a northern pike. In the section of the river along the Wisconsin-Iowa border, beginning this year walleyes 20 to 27 inches in length must be released and only one longer than 27 inches may be kept.