LAKE OF THE WOODS REGULATIONS
of the law
Minnesota Fishing Licenses
You can buy your permit through the Minnesota State DNR website.
Non-Resident Fishing Licenses
You can buy your permit through the www.ontario.ca website.
For those who wish to fish in Ontario’s waters you can obtain a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (RABC). You can apply in person at the Canadian Customs and Immigrations port-of-entry in Rainy River, Ontario or mail your application to Canada Border Services Agency.
Printable Fishing Regulations
Fishing regulations are subject to change. Please get the latest regulations through the Minnesota State DNR website.
SIZE & SEASON
WALLEYE & SAUGER
6 (no more than four can be Walleye)
Walleye from 19.5 through 28 inches must be immediately released. Only one Walleye over 28 inches total length may be possessed.
All Northern Pike from 30 through 40 inches must be released immediately, and only one Northern Pike over 40 inches may be possessed. The possession limit for Northern Pike is three. There is no closed season for Northern Pike on Lake of the Woods or the Rainy River.
The bag limit is 20 Yellow Perch per day, with 40 in possession. There is no closed season for Yellow Perch.
Catch & Release Only
Lake Sturgeon cannot be harvested from Oct. 1, 2023 through Apr. 23, 2024. Catch and release fishing is allowed during this time period.