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New Ice Fishing Reg’s on Mille Lacs

December 15, 2014 | Categories: Fun Stuff,Resources

First time in 31 years – Northern Pike spearing to be allowed on Mille Lacs Lake
By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Nov 17, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.

Dark-house spearing of northern pike will be allowed at Mille Lacs Lake for the first time since the winter of 1982-83, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Anglers and spearers can keep 10 northern pike, of which only one may be longer than 30 inches. Anglers also will be able to fish for northern pike for a longer period of time this winter. The close of the northern pike angling season will be extended from mid-February to the last Sunday in March.