Walleye Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake Reopens Friday

Will close again after Labor Day

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Catch-and-release walleye fishing and use of live bait returns to Mille Lacs Lake on Friday, Aug. 11, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

Night fishing will continue to be prohibited from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Nov. 30. Regulations do allow anglers to fish for muskie and northern pike at night, but only artificial bait longer than eight inches or sucker minnows longer than eight inches are permitted. Bowfishing for rough fish is also allowed at night, but possession of angling equipment is not allowed.

Walleye catch-and-release will close again after Labor Day. Live bait restrictions will also be put back into place on Sept. 5.

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