LEARFIELD (Lake Mille Lacs) — Anglers will be able to fish for walleye all summer long on Lake Mille Lacs in central Minnesota.  The DNR says a lower walleye harvest this winter and an improving population on Mille Lacs are the main reasons for the eased regulations this year.    There had been two-week walleye closures in July and bans on using live bait on the lake in recent years.   Licensed anglers will be able to harvest a walleye 21 to 23 inches long or greater than 28 inches throughout the open water season. 

The 2023 walleye opener is May 13th.