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Improved Conditions on Lake Mille Lacs Allow for Limited Walleye Harvest

Updated: May 09, 2019 10:41 PM

For the first time since 2015 anglers will be allowed to harvest walleye on Lake Mille Lacs thanks to improved population, but the fish remains under careful watch. 

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"Through May, there will be a one possession limit for walleye [with} the slot between 21 to 23 inches for keeping and, if they're fortunate to get one over 28 inches, they can keep that but it is a one fish limit," advised DNR conservation officer Kipp Duncan.

With the Minnesota fishing opener on Saturday, there will be some snow and ice still present.

"Few northern lakes, we might still have a little bit of ice, but we got through the winter and some minor winter kill in places, but our walleye spawning egg takes look to be on track," noted DNR fisheries section chief Brad Parsons.

For more on fishing opener, you can visit the DNR's website by clicking here.

This year's Minnesota Governor's Opener is in Albert Lea.

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