Defending champ and Minnesotan Seth Feider finishes 13th; Brandon Palaniuk is Angler of the Year.
Lake Mille Lacs
Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship: Big smallies, and lots of them, again expected on Mille Lacs
Can the central Minnesota fishery match last year’s epic smallmouth bass showing?
A second and final closure of open-water walleye fishing runs through Nov. 30 on the central Minnesota lake.
But as was the norm until the most recent closure, all walleyes caught must be released.
The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s regular-season finale will be held Aug. 19 on Mille Lacs.
State will then allow for an additional 11,000 pounds of walleye harvest through Labor Day weekend, after which walleye fishing will be closed through Nov. 30.
St. Paul — There won’t be a “new” walleye survey conducted on Lake Mille Lacs this fall, as has been reported widely across Minnesota media platforms, including in an Associated Press article that briefly appeared on the Outdoor News website. The AP story was based on an interview with Gov. Mark Dayton, who had referenced the fall survey that Minnesota…
Dayton cancels meeting with resort owners so as not to “reinforce that kind of destructive behavior.”
With the ban on night fishing already in place for the season, walleye fishing on the lake effectively closes at 10:01 p.m. Thursday, July 6, and reopens at 6:01 a.m. Friday, July 28.
Last September’s Bassmaster tournament on the lake went a long way toward that rating by Bassmaster Magazine.
Nearby resort owners question the department’s low population assessment of the fish.
As always, a lot going on with Minnesota’s iconic annual fishing kickoff, this year scheduled Saturday, May 13.
Feider to return to site of Bassmaster win, celebrate Minnesota bass opener with Gov. Mark Dayton, fishing legend Ron Schara
Celebrity trio will be on hand to further shine a light on the central Minnesota fishery as a world-class bass-fishing lake.
Like the Angler of the Year Championship on central Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs, Classic back in familiar digs on Lake Hartwell.
Also, results from last summer’s hooking mortality study to be released at upcoming Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting.
Change will protect large fish and harvest opportunity, DNR says.
Reports of as many as 30-, 60-, and 70-fish days.
Multi-species ice fishing success begins by avoiding shelter cities and finding less-pressured waters
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS East – Walleyes remain active during the evening hours on most shallow reefs. Midday hours are best spent on the deep mud and gravel and it’s important to stay on the move in order to pick off those aggressive fish. The bigger perch are being found in 25 feet or more with…
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Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS East – Walleye action has been consistently good with fish from 12 to 25 inches being caught in big numbers across the lake in 8 to 30 feet. Work the shallow reefs during low-light periods and the mud during the day. Perch are being caught in the 25-foot or deeper basin areas…
A cautious approach is the way to go when it comes to Lake Mille Lacs’ smallmouth bass
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS East – You’ll find 8 to 10 inches of ice in the bays, while main lake ice depths vary so be sure to check with a resort or bait shop before venturing out. Walleye action has been very good with fish of all sizes being caught in 18 to 22 feet. There…
Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS The ice was shaping up nicely earlier this week. The entire lake is capped with reports of as much as 6 inches in some of the bays and some ATVs being used in some of these areas. With the cold weather expected to continue, look for some parts of the main lake…
Frigid cold welcomed by