Northern Pike

Minnesota DNR Record Fish Program

Anglers will find these and other changes in the 2024 fishing regulations booklet   (Minnesota) — February 29, 2024 — Anglers will have new opportunities to claim the glory of catching a Minnesota state record fish. Starting March 1, anglers can earn catch-and-release records for 18 species beyond the four current species that are recognized, a change the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making in response to the increasing

State Record Northern Pike

(Mille Lacs, MN) — March 13, 2023 — An angler caught and released a 46 1/4 inch northern pike on Mille Lacs Lake that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified as a tie with the current catch-and-release state record. Brad Lila caught and released the fish Jan. 22. “I set the hook as the line was quickly peeling out,” Lila said. “Immediately, I knew it was a very large