DNR: Mille Lacs Anglers Able to Keep 1 Walleye During Winter Season

October 31, 2018 11:36 AM

Anglers on Mille Lacs will be able to keep walleye that are taken from the lake this winter, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR said anglers will be allowed to keep one walleye between 21 and 23 inches, or one fish over 28 inches. 

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According to the DNR, studies show the walleye numbers in the central Minnesota lake are increasing, but, "some classes remain below normal or average." 

The DNR said a 2018 population estimate reports there are a total of 727,000 walleye in the lake that are 14 inches and longer. That number is up from 2013 and 2014 population estimates, which said there were an estimated 250,000 that were 14 inches and longer. 

 

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