The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone that Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing will be closed beginning Friday, July 7 through July 27.  Walleye fishing on the lake can resume at 6:01 a.m. on Friday July 28. 

According to the DNR, the walleye fishing closure is to prevent fish from dying after being caught and released, which happens more frequently in warm water.

Once this ban expires, the existing ban on night fishing will remain in place through November 30.  These restrictions should help extend the fishing season on the lake through Labor Day.

During the period walleye fishing is closed, anglers can fish for all other species in the lake including bass, muskellunge and northern pike. When fishing for other species, only artificial baits and lures are allowed in possession, except anglers targeting northern pike or muskie may fish with sucker minnows longer than 8 inches.

Follow the link below to get complete details on Mille Lacs Lake.

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