Mille Lacs Lake

Ice Likely to Come Off Late This Year -- Still Use Caution

Ice Melt Fishing Minnesota

Ice fishing fanatics may have actually enjoyed this winter's bitter coldness; the ice is darn thick on quite a few lakes still. But even though Minnesota's been having quite a few thaw-less days doesn't mean that the ice is still in pristine condition. We're quickly approaching the median "ice-out" dates for most Minnesota lakes (a few dates are popular knowledge: April 15th for Lake Minnetonka, the 25th for Mille Lacs and the 30th for Vermilion). Ice-out on a lake means that you would need divine powers to walk out to your favorite fishing spot; keep that fact and...

Walleye Regulations Remain Tight at Mille Lacs Lake For 2014

2014 Walleye Regulations Remain Tight at Mille Lacs Lake

If you want to catch walleye on Mille Lacs Lake this year, hopefully the tune of “catch-and-release” has a nice ring to it. In an attempt to curb the lake’s recent inability to produce large crops of young walleye, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has decided a mere 60,000 pounds of walleye can be taken from one of the state’s premiere fishing lakes in 2014. This year’s “safe-harvest level” is a far cry from the 600,000-pound safe-harvest level that was set only...