Mille Lacs walleye ice fishing still uncertain, DNR says
Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s optimism, data will be the key factor determining whether Lake Mille Lacs can sustain walleye ice fishing this winter, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr said in an interview Friday.
Landwehr said he spoke with Dayton on Friday, a day after the governor made comments that seemed to guarantee a walleye ice fishing season this year. Landwehr said surveys of the lake will determine what the agency proposes, whether the now-closed walleye season will reopen in December and what parameters would govern it.