Eat bass, not walleye, DNR urges Mille Lacs anglers

A smallmouth bass struggles boatside on Lake Mille Lacs after being caught while walleye fishing Saturday, May 10, 2014. The fish was released, as Minnesota's statewide bass season opens on May 17. While fisheries managers try to figure out how to restore the struggling walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake, they're encouraging anglers to consider what had been unthinkable for many: eat bass instead.