Good news for anglers waiting for the return of catch-and-release walleye fishing and use of live bait on Mille Lacs Lake. Beginning Friday, August 11, walleye fishing will once again be allowed. This season will continue through Monday, September 4.
The MN DNR has released a statement that anglers won't be able to keep any walleyes caught this year on Mille Lacs. Also, anglers can only use artificial bait unless they are fishing from a commercial launch.
On my vacation this past summer our friends purchased salmon and walleye to have for dinner one of our nights together. I'm not a big fish fan so the salmon was OUT, but they dredged the fresh (not frozen) walleye in Shore Lunch and fried it over a camp fire. Delicious! I had to have more!