Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake will close at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, because walleye harvest by anglers has exceeded the state's allotment for 2015 by more than 2,000 pounds. The closure will continue through Monday, Nov. 30.
Other fish species including smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskellunge remain abundant in the lake. Fishing for these species will remain open with loosened regulations for bass and northern pike that allow anglers to keep more of what they catch.
Learn more about Mille Lacs Lake, the season closure and what DNR is doing to rebuild the walleye population.
2015 Fishing Regulations (4 MB | 92 pg)
Effective March 1, 2015
The online version of the 2015 Fishing Regulations contains the latest corrections to the printed version. Updates are highlighted with a green arrow and, when necessary, updated text is underlined. Deleted language that is no longer applicable appears in a strike-through typeface.
This information is available in an alternative format upon request. E-mail the DNR Information Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR.
This fishing regulations document contains a synopsis of the state fishing laws and regulations. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult Minnesota Statutes and Rules of the DNR.