I wanted to give an update regarding the proposed walleye regulations.  At this time, we will not be implementing the proposed regulations for walleye on Sand, Bowstring or Jessie Lake.  We do not feel comfortable moving ahead with a change in regulations at this time without doing additional outreach and data collection.  Over the next few years we will collect that information and will consider another proposal at a later date.

 The walleye regulations will remain on the other waters recently reviewed (Moose, Swan, Trout, Splithand, Round, Island and Deer near Effie).

 Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I will be out of the office December 23 through 27 so I may not be able to respond right away.

 Feel free to share this information with others.  Thanks and have a Happy Holiday!

 Chris Kavanaugh

Area Fisheries Supervisor

1201 East Highway 2

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

(218) 999-7821