Lake Mille Lacs

Fishing first ice: Red Lake vs. Mille Lacs [video]

Yup, first ice is upon us, and two renowned fisheries will be busy as open water gives way to hard water. Here, Minnesota guide Brad Hawthorne with Angling Buzz talk the early season bite windows on Lake Mille Lacs and Red Lake and offers bonus tips for whackin’ walleye on Mille Lacs. Categories: Ice Fishing Tips, Minnesota Videos, News, Walleye, Walleye Videos…

Tribal officials investigate gillnet abandoned on Mille Lacs

ONAMIA, Minn. — Tribal authorities are investigating an abandoned gillnet found on Lake Mille Lacs that contained 67 dead walleyes. Last week’s find has revived the controversy over tribal fishing on Mille Lacs, where the walleye population has been on a long-term decline. Mille Lacs is co-managed between the state and eight Ojibwe bands that have court-affirmed treaty rights to…