Mille Lacs is catch-and-release only for walleye this season

For the first time ever on Mille Lacs, only artificial bait will be allowed this summer for walleye fishing, and all walleyes must be released beginning with the season’s first day, reports Star Tribune. The DNR made the announcements Monday morning in a media conference call. DNR fisheries chief Don Pereira said that the chance … [ Read more]

1 Walleye Each, says DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today that anglers on Mille Lacs can keep one walleye between 18-20 inches long, or one longer than 28 inches, until the total catch for the ice fishing season reaches 5,000 pounds, reports The Star Tribune. The regulation goes into effect Tuesday, December 1, and lasts through Sunday, February 28, … [ Read more]

The Uncertain Future of Walleye in Mille Lacs

The Star Tribune reports on the future of walleye fishing on Mille Lacs, perhaps the paragon of Minnesota’s popular fishing lakes. Stocking the lake with walleye, like the state did when population collapsed in Red Lake, may only be a temporary fix. According to fish biologists, rising temperatures and invasive species are also playing a … [ Read more]

Slay to Gourmet: Salt-dome walleye

“Slay” photos by John Wipfli “Gourmet” photos by Matt Lien Walleyes and campfires are a big part of living in the Midwest. Just like lobsters come to mind when I think of Maine, and images of mountains pop into my head when I think of Montana, walleyes and campfires are two things that define Midwest … [ Read more]

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