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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Creel survey on a Minnesota lake

Fishing report

DNR analyzes the data collected in its creel survey every two weeks to monitor fishing on Mille Lacs.
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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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Mille Lacs Lake and its surrounding communities offer visitors fish and a whole lot more.
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