Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Rainy Lake

4.8

Saint Louis County, MN

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 160 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Rainy Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Saint Louis County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Rainy Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Rainy Lake.

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Rainy Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Rainy Lake, MN

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Rainy Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Minnesota.

There are countless Rainy Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Walleye, Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Yellow perch, Sauger, Black crappie and others, as of June 13, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Walleye

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Opened from May 13 to February 25.

Bag limit

6

Trophy limits

>20" (1 fish)

Min size

No

Measurement

Total length

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Northern pike

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Opened from May 13 to February 25.

Bag limit

10

Trophy limits

>26" (2 fish)

Min size

No

Measurement

Total length

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Smallmouth bass

Regulation

Season

Opened from May 27 to September 10.

Bag limit

6

Min size

No

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Largemouth bass

Regulation

Season

Opened from May 27 to February 25.

Bag limit

6

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Rainy Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Rainy Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 15 species of fish in Rainy Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Rainy Lake

Must visit the following nearest Rainy Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Rainy Lake

  • In spring walleye can be caught in shallow areas of Rainy Lake.
  • The daily creel limit for northern pike is 2 fish per person. You can possess no more than 1 fish bigger than 40 inches in size. All fish from 30-40 inches must be released immediately.
  • Jigging is very productive for walleye fishing.

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