Walleye lakes

Black Bay on Rainy Lake

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Big waters, big dollars

With a combined surface area of more than 825,000 acres, Minnesota's 10 largest lakes account for about 40 percent of the annual statewide walleye harvest and make a significant contribution to the $2.4 billion spent each year on fishing in Minnesota.

Sunset on northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion

Citizen insight

Diverse interests will help shape the management direction on northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion.
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A dock stretches far out into Mille Lacs Lake

Mille Lacs work

Field work on Mille Lacs provides data that fisheries staff monitor and analyze to understand changes.
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