As a result of the review, the DNR plans to continue stocking fingerlings in some of these lakes at the same rate, but on other lakes anglers will benefit from actually reducing fingerling stocking rates, the agency says.
Whether bass or walleyes, Minnesota will be the center of the professional fishing world this week. While the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship returns to smallmouth bass haven Lake Mille Lacs in and around Onamia, Minn., Sept. 14-17, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2017 World Championship is Sept. 14-16 on Cass Lake near Cass Lake, Minn. Unlike the AOY…
Pre-rig your rods with multiple classic walleye setups for pursuing the trophy fish of early autumn.
A second and final closure of open-water walleye fishing runs through Nov. 30 on the central Minnesota lake.
Just because the air temp has dropped and the water is cold doesn’t mean that you have to hang up the waders and the spinning rods.
But as was the norm until the most recent closure, all walleyes caught must be released.
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.
Tapping into the hot walleye bite with three-way rigs.
More than 12 million fingerlings stocked, and in smaller fisheries, besting the previous high by more than 1 million fish.
Dayton cancels meeting with resort owners so as not to “reinforce that kind of destructive behavior.”
Mark Courts of Harris leads the way, with four Minnesotans finishing in the top five in Cabela’s National Walleye Tour event.
In achieving fishing success with this important gamefish technique, start with your bait but consider all of your terminal tackle!
Nearby resort owners question the department’s low population assessment of the fish.
NWT event set on the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien, Wis., on June 15-16.
All signs point to a strong Minnesota fishing opener on the popular and highly regarded walleye fishery.
Walleyes get all the attention on ‘The Opener’ — and in general in the state — but those who do chase northern pike could be rewarded nicely for their efforts.
Minnesota’s inland waters walleye fishing season begins this Saturday, May 13. Follow T3’s advice for top walleye success this weekend and beyond.
Walleye population assessments show very healthy numbers of large walleyes.
The DNR has tagged more than 100,000 walleyes in the Saginaw Bay area since 1981.
Sometime in the late 1970s or ’80s the weeds began to get thicker and the rocky shoals where we found walleyes were now engulfed in thick weeds. This had to impact the walleyes spawning in the lake and it began to show. However, more than weeds, it seemed crappies began to proliferate at an astounding rate.
Walleyes in one of northern Wisconsin’s most popular fisheries are in trouble, now numbering an estimated 2,000 fish, which is down from about 13,000 in 1990.
They’ll be able to keep four walleyes — up one from last spring and winter, with one longer than 17 inches still allowed in the mix.
This will be the first time the championship will be held in Illinois or on the Mississippi River.
Also, results from last summer’s hooking mortality study to be released at upcoming Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting.
Reports of as many as 30-, 60-, and 70-fish days.