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Mille Lacs walleye harvest opportunity begins Sept. 16

Sep 13, 2021 01:56PM ● By Editor

Photo: MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - September 13, 2021

Walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake are reminded that catch-and-release walleye fishing will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 15. A harvest opportunity, with a limit of one walleye from 21-23 inches, or one over 28 inches, will resume Thursday, Sept. 16, and be in effect through Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Changes to the night fishing restrictions will also take effect on Sept. 16. Beginning on this date, fishing hours on Mille Lacs Lake will be 6 a.m. to midnight for all species, a two-hour extension of current hours. Muskellunge and northern pike anglers using artificial lures or sucker minnows longer than 8 inches will be allowed to fish during the midnight to 6 a.m. night closure. Mille Lacs Lake fishing regulations are available on the DNR website (link is external).

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