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Golden Shiners at Center of Bait Debate in Minnesota

A live bait favored by winter walleye anglers are at the center of an escalating policy dispute between bait shops blocked from importing the minnows and fisheries managers upholding the ban as a critical defense against fish disease and invasive carp.

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8311: Walleyes of all sizes can be found on Rainy Lake reefs in mid-July.
Jerry Carlson 8311: Walleyes of all sizes can be found on Rainy Lake reefs in mid-July.
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Another Catch-and-Release Season Expected on Mille Lacs Lake

Walleye anglers face another year of catch-and-release fishing on Mille Lacs Lake.

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DNR Announces Winter Walleye Harvest on Lake Mille Lacs

Ice anglers will again be able to keep one walleye on Lake Mille Lacs again this winter season.

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Jerry Carlson: Quality walleye like this are plentiful on Rainy Lake.
Jerry Carlson: Quality walleye like this are plentiful on Rainy Lake.
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Mille Lacs Catch-and-Release Walleye Season to Remain Open

Anglers have surpassed the walleye quota on Mille Lacs Lake, but fisheries managers are keeping the season open anyway.

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Fishing expert, Charlie Simkins, Photo by Jerry Carlson
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Healthy Bite, Busy Landings Expected for Fishing Opener

A Minnesota tradition returns at 12:01 a.m. Saturday...the fishing opener. The Minnesota DNR estimates that as many as 500,000 anglers will fish on opening day statewide.

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DNR Changes Course, Will Allow Live Bait on Mille Lacs Lake

Fisheries managers have changed course and decided to allow live bait on Mille Lacs Lake this season after all. The Department of Natural Resources had planned to bar most anglers from using live bait as part of a package of restrictions aimed at reviving the popular lake's struggling walleye population.

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“Catch-and-Release” Walleye Season Announced for Lake Mille Lacs

The Minnesota DNR has announced the 2016 Lake Mille Lacs fishing regulations. Mille Lacs will have a "catch-and-release" walleye season, meaning there will be no walleye allowed from May 14th through December 1st.

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DNR Names 17 to Mille Lacs Committee, New Point Man for Lake

The Department of Natural Resources has named 17 people to its new Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee and a new point person for the agency's efforts to revive the popular lake's struggling walleye population.

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Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday night, Photo by Jeremy Mikel
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DNR Unveils Changes Aimed at Mending Mille Lacs Relations

Minnesota's wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake's walleye fishing season.

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State to Close Mille Lacs Lake for Walleye Fishing Monday

The Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monday.

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