Measuring And Weighing

Size Limits

A variety of size restrictions apply to some species and particular bodies of water. Unless otherwise stated, size limits refer to total length, which is a measure from the tip of the mouth with the jaws closed to the tip of the tail, with the tail fin lobes compressed to give the maximum possible length. Pack or freeze fish separately and flat so they may be measured if needed. For some bodies of water, the regulation may specify a size limit that is a fork length. Fork length is a measure from the tip of the mouth with the jaws closed to the central part of the tail fin.

If you catch a fish in a restricted size range, you must release it immediately.

Provincial regulations are established using the metric system. The conversion to inches has been rounded to one decimal place for the convenience of anglers.

 

Size & Weight Chart for Walleyes & Northern Pike

Walleye

Northern Pike

Length (inches) Weight (lbs.) Length (inches) Weight (lbs.)
14 1.0 24 3.9
15 1.2 25 4.4
16 1.5 26 5.0
17 1.8 27 5.6
18 2.2 28 6.2
19 2.5 29 7.0
20 3.0 30 7.7
21 3.4 31 8.5
22 3.9 32 9.3
23 4.5 33 10.2
24 5.1 34 11.2
25 5.7 35 12.2
26 6.5 36 13.3
27 7.2 37 14.5
28 8.1 38 15.7
29 9.0 39 16.9
30 9.9 40 18.3
31 10.5 41 19.6
32 12.1 42 21.2
33 13.3 43 22.7
34 14.5 44 24.3
35 15.9 45 26.0
46 27.8
47 29.6
48 31.5
49 33.6
50 35.7

Sizes and weights are approximately what you can expect your walleye and northern pike fish size and weight to be.