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June 11, 2016
Upper Red Lake anglers can keep four walleye
Anglers on Upper Red Lake in northwestern Minnesota will be allowed to keep an additional walleye in their daily bag limit starting Wednesday, June 15. The current three-fish bag limit, in place last winter and through the 2016 fishing opener, will be increased to four fish. The existing...
June 11, 2016 - 5:15am
April 16, 2016
New walleye club forms in Twin Cities
Thursday, April 7, I had the pleasure of attending the first public meeting of the newly formed walleye club, Twin Cities Walleye Unlimited. The founding group started meeting several months ago and setting themselves up with a mission, meeting goals, and activity plans that include...
April 16, 2016 - 5:15am
March 26, 2016
Mille Lacs regulations designed to keep walleye fishing open
Regulations designed to protect the fish needed to rebuild Mille Lacs Lake’s walleye population will require that walleye anglers use only artificial bait and immediately release all walleye when Minnesota’s 2016 fishing season opens Saturday, May 14. “A catch-and-release walleye...
March 26, 2016 - 5:05am
February 20, 2016
Hopefully Mille Lacs walleye crisis is lesson learned
I know we aren’t even to March yet but is still hard not to mention updates about the Mille Lacs Lake situation when they start to occur. It is still amazing to me that the (once) world class walleye fishery is in the situation it is now. Not good! As you remember, the walleye season...
February 20, 2016 - 5:05am
November 14, 2015
Red Lake winter walleye rules released
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the updated Mille Lacs regulations for winter. I also reviewed the regulations for some of the other prime winter ice fishing destinations. At the time, the new Red Lake winter regulations had not been released and I committed to letting you...
November 14, 2015 - 5:55am
October 7, 2015
Muskie-walleye war snags DNR
“Basically, it’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” That may seem an odd way to describe a fish swimming in a lake. But Dave Majkrzak believes it’s spot-on when talking about the muskie population in Pelican Lake and the problems he says the fish — and the Minnesota...
October 7, 2015 - 10:15am
August 15, 2015
Multiple strategies needed to fix Mille Lacs mess
I have resisted writing about the Mille Lacs Lake situation for months now. It has come to the point that I can’t hold back an opinion now, especially with the fact I have a public forum to share my observation. I have held back as I have taken the opportunity to read many articles...
August 15, 2015 - 5:15pm
August 3, 2015
DNR shuts down Lake Mille Lacs walleye season
ST. PAUL -- Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. In an announcement on its website Sunday, the DNR said it is closing the season because the Lake Mille Lacs walleye harvest has exceeded the state's yearly quota...
August 3, 2015 - 10:35am
July 25, 2015
Walleye shutdown? Mille Lacs Lake catch nears walleye limit
Mille Lacs Lake is nearing its limit for walleye fishing, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday. A creel survey...
July 25, 2015 - 5:15am
February 21, 2015
Take a trip for early open water fishing
As we approach the end of February, many of us have had enough of the ice and start getting anxious for open water angling. We have had long periods of cold weather, the inland walleye season has closed, boat shows are happening all over the Midwest and we are getting more daylight...
February 21, 2015 - 5:20am
January 14, 2015
Walleye restrictions to start on Upper Red Lake
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Walleye regulations will become more restrictive on Upper Red Lake starting Jan. 23 because of a record December walleye harvest, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The daily bag and possession limit will be two walleye,...
January 14, 2015 - 8:03am
November 21, 2014
Resorters, anglers, allege DNR ignores ‘walleye heritage’
ST. PAUL -- Has the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources violated the state constitution in how it regulates fishing for the state’s most popular fish on one of the state’s most popular lakes? That’s the question three Minnesota appellate judges are weighing after hearing...
November 21, 2014 - 11:15am
April 23, 2010
Red Lake walleye restrictions in effect
Regulations that require Upper Red Lake anglers to release smaller walleye during the first month of the open water season will remain in effect for 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). From Saturday, May 15, through Monday, June 14, anglers must...
April 23, 2010 - 3:08pm
November 20, 2009
Vary jigging techniques to find more walleye
From the floods of the spring, the unseasonably cold summer, the transition into the poor weather of September and October -- we are rewarded now with this an unseasonably warm and pleasant November. The fishing has continued to be good for me with chasing walleyes on our area...
November 20, 2009 - 11:16am
May 1, 2009
Anglers collecting walleye stamp
More than 1,000 fishing enthusiasts have purchased Minnesota's new walleye stamp that went on sale March 1. The stamp, though not required to catch and keep walleye, is available now at all fishing license outlets. Proceeds will support walleye stocking. The stamp validation is...
May 1, 2009 - 3:21pm