Pine lakes slot regulations set to expire next year
The opener, the break, the bite, the class, the limit - the colloquial adages of angling. In 2003, that local lake lexicon added another: The slot.
The slot, in this instance, is a Minnesota DNR experimental, 10-year regulation on Big and Little Pine lakes which mandates all caught walleye measuring 18 or more inches (up to 26 inches) be immediately returned to the lake. One trophy walleye of 26-plus may be kept per license.