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Mille Lacs Lake
May 20, 2017
Mille Lacs Lake bass population TBD
WEALTHWOOD, Minn.—Thursday was a slow day for bass fishing on Mille Lacs Lake for three fisheries staff members with the Minnesota DNR. Luckily they weren't looking to take any home. Just a handful of bass were scooped in about 20 minutes, mainly from shores and docks on the...
May 20, 2017 - 7:45pm
February 27, 2017
Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season
ISLE, Minn.—Despite the highest winter walleye catch rate ever observed on Mille Lacs Lake, a decision was made to go with catch and release...
February 27, 2017 - 8:43pm
February 19, 2017
Core samples from Mille Lacs Lake may explain walleye woes
GARRISON, Minn.—Researchers hope to get to the bottom of the challenges that face Mille Lacs Lake walleyes by digging deep into the lake's...
February 19, 2017 - 9:35am
April 7, 2016
DNR reverses position on use of live bait on Mille Lacs
Anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to use live bait this summer after all. In a surprising turnabout, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday reversed its position on the use of live bait announced last month. Under regulations released in March, only anglers...
April 7, 2016 - 1:22pm
December 28, 2015
Family of four killed in Christmas weekend crash near Isle, Minn.
ISLE, Minn. — Four members of a Columbia Heights family died and three others were seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision near Isle and southeast of Mille Lacs Lake on snow-packed Minnesota Highway 65 Saturday afternoon. In all, there were nine people involved in the crash....
December 28, 2015 - 9:55am
August 6, 2015
What happened to all the walleye? Unraveling the Mille Lacs mystery
The walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake — historically Minnesota's most popular fishing destination — has been in decline for years. On Monday, it reached a somber milestone, as the state shut down walleye fishing at 10 p.m. It will re-open Dec. 1 at the earliest. Thus...
August 6, 2015 - 2:36pm
July 29, 2015
Dayton may call special session if Mille Lacs lake walleye season closes
ST PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special session in August to provide emergency disaster relief to Mille Lacs Lake resorters and other area businesses if the walleye season is closed on one of Minnesota’s largest and most popular sport fishing lakes. Dayton spoke...
July 29, 2015 - 9:11am
December 17, 2014
Brainerd man arrested for DWI after driving into Mille Lacs Lake
GARRISON - A 54-year-old Brainerd man was arrested at 12:01 p.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on the ice on Mille Lacs Lake near Terry's Boat Harbor, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. It was reported that the man was driving on Mille Lacs Lake on the...
December 17, 2014 - 9:41am
August 12, 2014
Man found dead after boat collision on Mille Lacs Lake
MILACA, Minn. -- The body of a 56-year-old Cottage Grove man was found Saturday on the east side of Mille Lacs Lake, Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren reported. The man, Tony Centeno, was reported missing when his boat collided with another boat at 9:55 p.m. Friday....
August 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
February 27, 2013
DNR, Mille Lacs Lake stakeholders to talk walleyes
GARRISON (AP) — State fisheries officials meet with Mille Lacs Lake area residents and business owners near Garrison on Wednesday to discuss how to cut the walleye harvest this year. State and tribal officials agreed last month to slash the maximum catch in half because of data...
February 27, 2013 - 8:24am
January 28, 2013
Walleye quotas for Mille Lacs Lake to be slashed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State and tribal officials have agreed to slash the maximum walleye harvest from one of Minnesota's most popular fisheries, Mille Lacs Lake, by half this year. Fisheries officials on both sides last week agreed to cut the total quota to 250,000 pounds, down from...
January 28, 2013 - 1:36pm