Lift fall night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake

Lift fall night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake

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Cynthia Hallas started this petition to Tom.Heinrich@state.mn.us and

We need to lift the ban on fall night fishing on Mille Lacs Lake.

I am writing this asking that the DNR look at the regulations against night fall fishing.  While I appreciate the DNR’s efforts during this difficult situation I know that this ban causes a lot of anxiety for our local businesses, which due to this past years other bans due to COVID, anxiety is at an all-time high.

I am an avid fishing person and enjoy night fall fishing and it is also a tradition that we have not been able to enjoy a quite some time. We are not asking to be able to keep any fish, we are asking for this ban to be lifted to enjoy the resources we have. 

By fishing in the fall we would be fishing in cooler waters which has shown to have a less mortality rate to the fish.  Fish are more likely to die after being released in warmer water even if properly handled.

The lake allows no restrictions to hours to ice fishing which the mortality rate could be higher due to not bringing the fish up slowly after a catch and damaging their swim bladder.

I have many friends who feel the same way and would like to enjoy all that Mille Lacs Lake and the local businesses have to offer, but if this ban is still in place we will be pushed to find other resources which is not what we want and could affect local businesses.

Please consider this request to allow us to enjoy everything we love about the great Mille Lacs Lake.

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