Even as Lake Mille Lacs continues to allow only the catch-and-release of walleye, another northern Minnesota lake is considering relaxing the bag limits. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be looking for public comment on the proposal to allow anglers to keep more walleye out of Leech Lake starting in 2019.
One of the biggest winter celebrations in Minnesota hits the ice this weekend near Walker. The 36th annual "Eelpout Festival" runs today (Thursday) through Saturday on Leech Lake. Organizer Jared Olson describes the festival as "a big fishing tournament with a Mardi-Gras style party".