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2016 Mille Lacs regulations designed to keep walleye fishing open

2016 Mille Lacs regulations designed to keep walleye fishing open

Regulations designed to protect the fish needed to rebuild Mille Lacs Lake’s walleye population will require that walleye anglers use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye when Minnesota’s 2016 fishing season opens Saturday, May 14.

March 2016
North country perch late ice-angling advice

North country perch late ice-angling advice

Ice fishing has nearly ended, but where you can still find walkable border country ice, you’ll likely find jumbo perch

March 2016
Spring walleyes and sauger: time to hit the Mississippi River

Spring walleyes and sauger: time to hit the Mississippi River

Between the ice and open water season on Minnesota’s lakes, this border water provides great jigging action for multiple species.

March 2016
Conservative regs for Mille Lacs pike, smallies

Conservative regs for Mille Lacs pike, smallies

Back in 2014, when the walleye quota on Lake Mille Lacs was slashed to 60,000 pounds from 250,000 pounds the year previous, the DNR tried to steer harvest toward smallmouth bass and northern pike.

March 2016
Sometimes it’s OK to get skunked when searching for new ice fishing locations

Sometimes it’s OK to get skunked when searching for new ice fishing locations

Stop visiting the same old community ice angling holes, and venture out to locate new honey holes away from the noise and crowds.

February 2016
Multi-species fisherman’s delight: the crankbait conundrum

Multi-species fisherman’s delight: the crankbait conundrum

Lipless or deep-diving, jointed or rattling, one things for sure in the crankbait world: color changes

February 2016
Pre-planning your winter fishing rigs for ice walleyes

Pre-planning your winter fishing rigs for ice walleyes

Prepare your hard-water rods in advance with these line, lure, and terminal tackle setups.

January 2016
Mille Lacs advisory council members grill DNR officials

Mille Lacs advisory council members grill DNR officials

Doubt surrounds creels, hooking mortality

January 2016
Ice formula: When should I set my hook for walleyes?

Ice formula: When should I set my hook for walleyes?

When fish strike, timing your hookset can determine whether or not sportfish emerge from your ice hole.

January 2016
Mille Lacs walleye quota: No change

Mille Lacs walleye quota: No change

GLIFWC: Walleye allocation to be 40,000 pounds, again

January 2016
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