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Can you keep smallmouth on Mille Lacs?

All smallmouth and largemouth bass between 17 and 21 inches must be immediately released. Anglers may keep only one bass over 21 inches. In a change this year, smallmouth bass are catch-and-release only on Mille Lacs from Sept. 9 through Feb.

Where are the fish biting on Mille Lacs?

Panfish, walleyes and pike are biting on smaller area lakes such as Anne, Shakopee, Knife, Platte and Sullivan. Try under bridges, the channels and the shoreline breaks. Look for the walleyes to be biting at the weedlines.

Where is the best smallmouth bass fishing?

The 10 Best Fall Smallmouth Hotspots

  • Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota.
  • Lake Erie, New York.
  • Columbia River, Washington.
  • Lake St.
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  • Lake Pickwick, Tennessee/Mississippi/Alabama.
  • Lake Cherokee, Tennessee.
  • Susquehanna River.

Can you keep walleyes on Mille Lacs?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says starting Thursday, anglers on Mille Lacs Lake can keep one walleye between 21-23 inches long or one walleye over 28 inches long. See all of Mille Lacs Lake fishing regulations on the DNR’s website.

Are Tullibee fish good to eat?

Whitefish, Tullibee, and Cisco, I believe are all very good eating fish, but often are a bit too oily and “fishy” to use in a typical filleted presentation, but all are absolutely wonderful brined and smoked properly. Slow, cold smoking will draw out much of the fishes oil, and strong fishy smell and taste.

What temperature do smallmouth bite?

The preferred temperature of smallmouth bass, according to WDNR is between 69 and 79 degrees F. Spawning occurs when the water temperature reaches between 55 to 60 degrees.

How is the fishing on Mille Lacs?

The fish use structure much like they did in the late fall, frequenting shallow-water spots even during daytime hours. And unlike a lot of lakes where it’s hard to buy a walleye outside the peak low-light periods, on Mille Lacs you can generally catch them all day long, depending on the day.”