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No open-water walleye harvest on Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs, at least through mid-August

Brian Nerbonne, Minnesota DNR Region 3 fisheries manager, said the decision to start with catch-and-release during the spring and summer open-water season on Mille Lacs is based on high catch rates from the fall of 2023 and winter of 2023-24. (Stock photo courtesy of Eric Engbretson)

For the first time since 2020, Lake Mille Lacs anglers this spring will have a catch-and-release regulation for walleyes beginning on the inland waters fishing opener. The Minnesota DNR unveiled the 2024 regulations for the big lake today.
Starting on opener, May 11, the 2024 Mille Lacs regulations include catch-and-release for walleyes through the spring and most of summer, with the potential to harvest one walleye starting on Friday, Aug. 16.

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