The Department of Natural Resources announced that walleye harvest regulations on seven lakes throughout Itasca County will continue and no new regulations will be implemented at this time. Public support for the protected slot on Swan, Splithand, Trout, Moose, Round, Deer/Battle/Pickerel, and Island was generally good so the regulation will continue for those lakes. For Sand, Bowstring and Jessie lakes, support for the regulation was insufficient so the protected slot will not be implemented on those lakes at this time. More than 1,100 people responded with calls, letters, or emails, and 35 people attended the public meetings and made comments. The comments represent a diverse group of individual anglers. On some lakes hundreds of comments were received, while on others there were few. For more information on regulation changes contact the Grand Rapids area fisheries office at 218-327-4430 or email