Artificial Lures, Catch-and-release Only For Mille Lacs Lake Walleyes This Summer

Walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake must use artificial lures only and won’t be able to keep a walleye this summer. Here’s the story we posted yesterday.

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    1. Sam Cook


      As the story stated, it does not mean zero harvest because anglers’ hooking mortality must be figured into the harvest. Even with anglers releasing all walleyes, hooking mortality will occur and is figured in the angling safe-harvest quota of 28,600 pounds. Also as stated in the story, band members from the eight bands represented under the 1837 treaty are allowed 11,400 pounds of walleyes. …Sam

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