Building a sustainable future

Wind whipping up waves on Mille Lacs Lake

Improving Mille Lacs Lake's walleye fishery as expediently as possible with as little negative impact to the local community as possible is the DNR's primary goal.

Even with regulations that protect small walleye, Mille Lacs remains a quality fishery. You'll find high numbers of large walleye and excellent fishing for northern pike, smallmouth bass and muskellunge.

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Mille Lacs Lake and its surrounding communities offer visitors fish and a whole lot more.
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Walleye eggs hatch in DNR's St. Paul hatchery

The hatch is on

Walleye population research sends fry hatched from captured eggs back to Mille Lacs Lake.
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Large walleye at rest stop in Garrison, MN

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Mille Lacs Lake will be managed out of a new office across U.S. 169 from the big walleye in Garrison.
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