New sunfish possession limits on 52 Minnesota lakes, including Lake Washington are aimed at producing bigger fish in the future. Grand Rapids area fisheries supervisor Dave Weitzel says there are now about 225 lakes under size quality management:
“Our goal is to have a diversity of opportunities so anglers can go to some lakes and harvest high numbers of bluegill but also go to these select lakes and have the opportunity for some real large ones.”
He says they tried to have the quality bluegill lakes distributed somewhat equally around the state. Most have five- or ten-fish limits.