Folks might be able to help you out better if you give a little more info. Like, what are you looking to catch? Are you in a boat or on the shore? Where are you located? Etc. MN has some strict fishing seasons too.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954