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Catch-and-release will resume on Aug. 11.
The DNR is closely monitoring lake, eyeing smallmouth numbers.
Mille Lacs has been losing its identity as a leading walleye lake in the Upper Midwest, but it keeps gaining attention for great bass fishing.
Earlier this month, Gary Gilbert and his wife stumbled upon a decaying 59½-inch muskie. Death blanched its coloring, but its body was fully intact.
Walleyes are biting on Upper Red, when the wind doesn't stop anglers.
DNR gets funding to fill posts opened by retirees.
Crowds already are flocking to the fishing pier and its surrounding day-use area at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park. A few boat-in campsites have opened and crews are working toward a late-summer opening of the park's first campground.
Those familiar with Lake Vermilion said Saturday was the best all-around opening day of fishing that they can recall.
Year-over-year changes are shaped by issues tackled by DNR fisheries personnel.
Judy Randall, deputy legislative auditor, said concerns about the possible spread of CWD from privately owned deer and elk to the state's wild herd sparked interest in an evaluation.