Mille Lacs Lake needs to rebuild its walleye population so the Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources has announced that catch-and-release only regulations will be in effect once again as anglers hit the water on May 13.

The DNR also says the lake will have a 21-day walleye fishing closure from Friday, July 7 to July 27. During that 21-day period, anglers can fish for all other species in Mille Lacs Lake including bass, muskies and northerns but only with artificial bait and lures.

An exception exists for anglers targeting northern pike and muskellunge only, and who don’t possess walleye gear. Those anglers may possess and use live sucker minnows longer than 8 inches when fishing.

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