Western Minnesota walleye populations get a boost
Natural reproduction, combined with an occasional stocking boost by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has turned west-central Minnesota into one of the best walleye fishing areas in the country.
"For years, lakes such as Traverse, Lac qui Parle, Big Stone, and Oliver have provided good catches of walleye, and anglers have come from far and wide to fish them," according to Norm Haukos, DNR area fisheries manager at Ortonville.
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