Hopefully Mille Lacs walleye crisis is lesson learned
I know we aren’t even to March yet but is still hard not to mention updates about the Mille Lacs Lake situation when they start to occur.
It is still amazing to me that the (once) world class walleye fishery is in the situation it is now. Not good! As you remember, the walleye season was closed at the beginning of August last summer after meeting a very modest angling harvest quota. The ice season has been open for business for walleye, but has a one-fish harvest limit of a walleye between 18 and 20 inches.
With the summer shutdown, late ice start, low harvest rate and this upcoming summer seasons projected/proposed limited harvest limit, we can only hope this great body of water heals.