Minnesota DNR proposes changes for people and fish at Lake Mille Lacs
The state’s top wildlife officials will adopt an array of new strategies for Lake Mille Lacs in an effort to solve the problems that forced an abrupt halt to walleye fishing there in July.
Next year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will ask the Legislature for money to launch a pilot fish-stocking program and hatchery so it can be ready to boost the young walleye population if that’s necessary down the road. It will ask the federal government for a permit to kill fish-eating cormorants to reduce pressure on small fish. And it will create a new advisory committee made up of 12 to 16 people from the Mille Lacs community, including business owners, guides and anglers, to help inform future management decisions.