Possible walleye limit on Mille Lacs worries tourism industry

The DNR might lower the limit on Lake Mille Lacs because of worries anglers will hit the limit before the season ends. But businesses in the area say they're worried lower limits will drive away tourists.
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The DNR might lower the limit on Lake Mille Lacs because of worries anglers will hit the limit before the season ends. But businesses in the area say they're worried lower limits will drive away tourists.

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Anglers fishing on Mille Lacs Lake this year can keep walleye less than 17 inches in length. That's a change from last year rules, which allowed anglers to keep walleye under 18 inches. The DNR expects the fishing to be good this year. "The winter bite was good. The open water bite should be very good, too," said fisheries chief Dirk Peterson.

DNR may cut walleye limit on Mille Lacs

Nothing's official yet, but, the DNR worries that if this winter's catch on the large central Minnesota lake is too good, it could exceed the state's allowable harvest. MPR reports that local business owners worry that people won't want to fish a tightly-regulated lake.

You'll be able to catch walleye on Mille Lacs this winter

Good news for anglers: You can catch walleye on Mille Lacs this winter.