Both Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon were on Gull Lake at 12:01 Saturday. Dayton didn't catch a walleye in the early going, but Prettner Solon did. Here are photos:
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For the first time in history, Mille Lacs anglers will be restricted to one walleye, due to the lake's record-low walleye population, the DNR said Wednesday. There also will be a night fishing ban, with the exception of muskie and bow fishing.
The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to accelerate fish and wildlife programs, while also adding nearly a dozen conservation officers in the coming biennium..
Survival of young fish is main problem, not harvest, experts say.
Protected slot will be 17-26 inches
Total kill, including archery, down 33,000 from last year.