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minnow laws?

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ive looked around on the dnrs site and cant find any clear info about how many minnows you can poses, traps, sienes and means of keeping them. anyone know any any regs if there are any??

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look in the 2009 fishing regulations book on page 70 it should shed a little light on it for you

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The 2009 Minnesota fishing regulations book on page 70 says:

"A DNR permit is required to possess more than 24 dozen minnows or leeches."

Cliff

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is there any rules to where you can trap minnows? i looked on pg 70 of the fishing regs book and it didnt really specify... so does that mean basically any body of water, or pond, or small lakes, I can legally trap in?

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I do know you can't seine minnows in a designated trout stream...

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Does anyone know if there is a limit to the number of minnow traps an individual can set out? I didn't see anything spelled out, might have missed it though.

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You may not move minnows out of "infested waters" to any other place. There are a lot of infested waters and they are infested in a number of different ways; so you may not move minnows from one infested body of water to another. You may not take lake water with you either. It has gotten a whole lot more complicated than it used to be

If you have any questions, the DNR has both an answer line and you can get answers to Email questions, but that takes a little longer. Or just have a chat with the next CO you run into. I did just that and they really do know their business.

There are a number of invasive species that they are trying to contain. There are also some completely closed waters, besides the trout streams, where you may not even trap minnows for any purpose due to endangered species; the one I know about is the Topeka shiner.

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