10 in possession if less than 22″
The new northern regulation limits took effect this spring. Lake Edward is in the north-central zone, the largest of three zones in the state.
Overpopulation of small pike was the reason the DNR requested the change. Anglers will be able to keep 10 northern pike. All from 22 to 26 inches must be released. No more than two pike taken by spearing follow the same rules except one pike may be between 22 and 26 inches and one longer than 26 inches.
The last DNR survey conducted on Lake Edward was 2014. The next scheduled survey is 2020. In 2014 3% of the northerns surveyed were 24″ or larger. The average size trapped were 17.1″ and 2.0 pounds.