Advertisement

Gov. Dayton to Open Bass Season at Mille Lacs

Gov. Mark Dayton, seen fishing in Mille Lacs Lake in 2015, will hold a bass fishing opener event on the lake on May 27. Gov. Mark Dayton, seen fishing in Mille Lacs Lake in 2015, will hold a bass fishing opener event on the lake on May 27. |  Photo: Gov. Dayton's office

April 11, 2017 05:56 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Mille Lacs Lake for the bass season opener on May 27.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

With the popular lake's walleye population struggling, Dayton is going to Mille Lacs to highlight how it has become one of the top lakes in the U.S. for smallmouth bass.

The Dayton administration and the Legislature have invested $4 million in economic development and tourism promotion in the Mille Lacs area to help cushion the blow of tight walleye restrictions. Anglers will have to release any walleyes they catch in Mille Lacs Lake again this summer.

Dayton will fish with outdoors TV personality Ron Schara and Seth Feider, a Bloomington native who won last year's Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs, which will host the tournament again in September.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Advertisement

Former Packers RB Ahman Green Jailed on Child Abuse Claim

Duluth Police Looking for Wanted Woman

Dayton, Legislative Leaders Head to Court over Funding

Supreme Court Reinstates Trump Travel Ban

Mother of Philando Castile Reaches Settlement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement