Walleye Season Closes Early 10pm Tonight on Mille Lacs Lake

Due to 30-year record lows in population, the walleye season is closing early tonight at 10 pm to ensure a healthy population next year and in years to come. Gov. Dayton may call a special session yet to address financial aid to businesses impacted by this decision. Tourism and fishing are key business to the Mille Lacs region.

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Already planned your trip up to Mille Lacs? There are other fish still to be caught, like northerns and bass. In fact, to offset the loss of walleye fishing the bass regulations have been adjusted. And all around there is a lot of tourism activities in the region—hiking, boating, bicycling, camping . . . and these upcoming events:

Aug 4 Crow Wing County Fair
Aug 4 Happy Hour at Toucan’s
Aug 4 City of Isle National Night Out
Aug 4 B.O.G.O. Open Boat Passes
Aug 5 Onamia Area Farmers’ Market
Aug 5 Happy Hour at Toucan’s
Aug 6 Mille Lacs County Fair
Aug 6 Happy Hour at Toucan’s
Aug 6 KeyChain Party at Mugg’s
Aug 7 Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation Charity Golf Tournament
Aug 7 I Can Fish!
Aug 7 55th Birthday Celebration

Check out the Mille Lacs Lake Tourism page for more ideas.




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