Expect another catch-and-release walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs
February 22, 2017
For the second year in a row on Mille Lacs, a winter of hot walleye fishing will do nothing to liberalize the walleye bag limit for summer, meaning 2017 will be another year of catch and release when angling for the state fish.
“It’s a disappointment,” said Terry McQuoid, a lifelong resident of the area and owner of McQuoid’s Inn, a lakeside fishing resort in Isle. “I can’t remember in 44 years where we caught as many as we did this winter and yet they say the lake is in dire needs.”