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Black Bay on Rainy Lake

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Big waters, big dollars

With a combined surface area of more than 825,000 acres, Minnesota's 10 largest lakes account for about 40 percent of the annual statewide walleye harvest and make a significant contribution to the $2.4 billion spent each year on fishing in Minnesota.

Sunset on northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion

Comment on Vermilion now

Public comments on all four aspects of Lake Vermilion's draft management plan are being accepted through Aug. 16.
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A Mille Lacs Lake walleye in a landing net

Less is more

Mille Lacs Lake's walleye population is down but low food supplies and lower fishing pressure have resulted in phenomenal walleye catch rates.
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