Deer Lake Watershed Association

PO Box 23

Effie, MN 56639

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Did you know we have a DNR Liaison as part of the DLWA?  

This is a very important role for interfacing with the Regional Fisheries Manager.


A discussion takes place on an annual basis to review the existing special fishing regulations for bluegills and the slot limit of walleyes on Deer, Pickerel and Battle lake. The DNR has decided for the 2018-2019 fishing season the regulations will remain the same.

Managing our fisheries is a critical piece to maintaining a healthy lake and a healthy fishing population for the future.

Below is the current special fishing regulation for all three lakes.

Bluegill / Sunfish    10 per day

Walleye                   6 per day 

(17" - 26" THROWBACK SLOT)

Over 26"                  1 per day

DNR - DLWA Relationship

DNR Offices


  • Division Of Waters 

    • Alteration of beds of public waters

  • Division Of Fisheries

    • Fish management​

    • Removal or addition of aquatic plants

  • (Click on the web address to go directly to the website)

  • T.I.P. (Turn In Poachers)

    • PH: 800-652-9093

DNR Contact

Grand Rapids PH: 218-328-8780