Walleye fishing has returned to central Minnesota's Mille Lacs Lake after a month-long closure.
State regulators froze walleye fishing at the lake July 7 amid years of struggles to bolster the lake's walleye population.
UPDATED 7/21/17 -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that it is extending the Walleye closure on Mille Lacs Lake. The shutdown originally scheduled to end on July 27th, will now extend until August 11th.
Plenty of healthy bass is why Mille Lacs lake has been named the best lake in the country for bass fishing. Out of 12 other lakes, Mille Lacs ranks as number one by Bassmaster Magazine due to its high number of healthy smallmouth bass.
Have a case of cabin fever? Need to get out of the house and have some fun? Then the 'Mille Lacs Open' Indoor Golf Tournament is for you this Saturday -- taking place at various bars, restaurants, and resorts around Mlle Lacs Lake.
A major bass fishing tournament is heading to Mille Lacs Lake next year amid ongoing concerns about its walleye population. The central Minnesota lake area's economy has been hit hard by the declining population and the state's decision to close walleye fishing season early this summer.