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shock
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05/13/2022 04:23PM  
is a trout stamp just to be able to keep stream trout or does this also apply to lake trout?
 
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Zulu
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05/13/2022 05:36PM  
In Minnesota you need a trout stamp for Lake Trout.
 
shock
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05/13/2022 05:39PM  
TY , i thought so but there was a time a person didnt
 
thegildedgopher
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05/13/2022 07:17PM  
If it’s not a designated trout lake, you can fish for lake trout without the stamp— but you do need the stamp to harvest fish.
 
martoonie
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05/13/2022 08:01PM  
Correct me if I'm misinterpreting the regulation.
As I read it on the MN DNR website a Trout Stamp is not required for a person under 18 or over 65.
 
05/13/2022 09:33PM  
If you fish for any trout you need a stamp.
 
thegildedgopher
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05/13/2022 09:34PM  
martoonie: "Correct me if I'm misinterpreting the regulation.
As I read it on the MN DNR website a Trout Stamp is not required for a person under 18 or over 65."


That’s how I understand it as well.
 
thegildedgopher
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05/13/2022 09:39PM  
egknuti: "If you fish for any trout you need a stamp. "

Do not think this is accurate. The exact language from the regs book is "Anglers need a Minnesota trout/salmon stamp validation and a fishing or sports license when fishing in designated trout streams, designated trout lakes, Lake Superior, or when possessing trout on waters that are not designated trout water."

Many lakes hold lake trout and are not on the list of "designated trout lakes" -- honestly probably the vast majority of LT lakes are not on that list. It's really all about paying for the stocking of stream trout in my understanding.

What a designation means
Designating a lake or stream as a trout fishery allows regulation of trout fishing seasons and methods and clears the way for restoration and habitat work to improve angler access and fish habitat. Anglers must purchase a trout stamp to fish these designated waters.


 
martoonie
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05/13/2022 10:19PM  
Check on page 17 of the MN DNR fishing regulations.
 
schweady
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05/13/2022 11:06PM  
If you fish any designated trout lake or stream, you need a stamp. If you want to keep any trout you happen to catch in any lake or stream, you need a stamp.
 
yogi59weedr
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05/14/2022 09:16AM  
I was under the assumption, that if I fished lakes like Snowbank that I did not need a stamp to keep lakers because it is not on the designated list.
I plan on buying a stamp because I'm gonna fish Tofte.
 
05/14/2022 09:28AM  
schweady: "If you fish any designated trout lake or stream, you need a stamp. If you want to keep any trout you happen to catch in any lake or stream, you need a stamp.
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This ^^^
 
05/14/2022 09:49AM  
yogi59weedr: "I was under the assumption, that if I fished lakes like Snowbank that I did not need a stamp to keep lakers because it is not on the designated list.
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Maybe you know this now? But the above statement is incorrect. To possess any trout in MN you need a trout stamp regardless of lake designation. You could fish Snowbank, but if you caught a trout it would need to be immediately released.
 
yogi59weedr
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05/14/2022 11:13AM  
10 4.
I know this now.
Is this a recent change?
I'm usually up on the regulations Thank you for setting me straight.
 
yogi59weedr
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05/14/2022 11:19AM  
1st time I've been wrong this year. Only 3 times last year.....so...... I'm on track....Bahahahaha
 
Sorethumbs
 
05/14/2022 01:17PM  
Is it correct to say you need a trout stamp to fish for and keep lake trout on all Ontario lakes (Quetico)?
 
Duboly
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05/14/2022 01:31PM  
Double post
 
Duboly
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05/14/2022 01:31PM  
Double post
 
Duboly
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05/14/2022 01:33PM  
martoonie: "Correct me if I'm misinterpreting the regulation.
As I read it on the MN DNR website a Trout Stamp is not required for a person under 18 or over 65."


+ 1 True
 
05/14/2022 01:45PM  
Sorethumbs: "Is it correct to say you need a trout stamp to fish for and keep lake trout on all Ontario lakes (Quetico)?"

Does Ontario even HAVE trout stamps?
 
Z4K
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05/14/2022 04:06PM  
Trout stamps cost less than a burger and fries these days ($10). Just get the stamp regardless!

Michigan rolled the cost of trout stamps into their licenses, making it impossible to buy a license without a trout stamp. Seems like a good idea IMO.
 
05/14/2022 07:45PM  
Z4K: "Trout stamps cost less than a burger and fries these days ($10). Just get the stamp regardless!


Michigan rolled the cost of trout stamps into their licenses, making it impossible to buy a license without a trout stamp. Seems like a good idea IMO."


And Michigan licenses can be auto-renewable!
 
05/14/2022 09:25PM  
yogi59weedr: "10 4.
I know this now.
Is this a recent change?
I'm usually up on the regulations Thank you for setting me straight."


It’s been the case for as long as I can remember, but the assumption is common.

Wow…nice on only being wrong once this year…:) according to my wife I’ve been wrong 10x already today…

T
 
05/14/2022 09:55PM  
schweady: "If you fish any designated trout lake or stream, you need a stamp. If you want to keep any trout you happen to catch in any lake or stream, you need a stamp.
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100% correct and yes age 65 and older you do not need a stamp.
 
schweady
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05/15/2022 08:57AM  
Pinetree: "...and yes age 65 and older you do not need a stamp."
Read this in the regs just now. Is this new?? Or have I been donating $10 to the state for these past few years? Oh, well... I've been getting the pictorial trout and walleye stamps mailed to me each year, so I guess it's all good.
 
05/15/2022 09:59AM  
schweady: "Pinetree: "...and yes age 65 and older you do not need a stamp."
Read this in the regs just now. Is this new?? Or have I been donating $10 to the state for these past few years? Oh, well... I've been getting the pictorial trout and walleye stamps mailed to me each year, so I guess it's all good.
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I suppose 15 years ago new. I bought it a few years after because the trout program is one of the better success stories.
 
05/15/2022 10:42AM  
dogwoodgirl: "Sorethumbs: "Is it correct to say you need a trout stamp to fish for and keep lake trout on all Ontario lakes (Quetico)?"


Does Ontario even HAVE trout stamps?"


No, they don't have the stamps. You buy an Outdoors card and a fishing license according to your interest (i.e. there are a couple of levels such as Conservation) which will set the limits on most of the species you'll fish for, if not all of them.

I'm sure you already know most if not all of the above, but here's a link to the Ontario fishing regulations and license.
 
05/15/2022 10:59AM  
Sorethumbs: "Is it correct to say you need a trout stamp to fish for and keep lake trout on all Ontario lakes (Quetico)?"

I just re-read the regulations and no special stamp or permit is required for lake trout in Ontario.

FYI, Quetico is in Zone 5 if you want to review the regulations.
 
schweady
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05/15/2022 04:42PM  
Pinetree: "schweady: "Pinetree: "...and yes age 65 and older you do not need a stamp."
Read this in the regs just now. Is this new?? Or have I been donating $10 to the state for these past few years? Oh, well... I've been getting the pictorial trout and walleye stamps mailed to me each year, so I guess it's all good.
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I suppose 15 years ago new. I bought it a few years after because the trout program is one of the better success stories."

True that. I'll probably continue. (Although this year's pink salmon is no 1982 Terry Redlin.) I have enough to frame a nice collection by now.
 
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