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Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs, MN
132,000 acres, countless trophy fish
Where else do you have the ability to catch whopper fish of four different, highly sought-after species? Many lakes boast one or two, on Mille Lacs we have the Fantastic 4 — smallmouth bass, walleye, muskie, and northern pike. Spend a week on the lake and catch all four. Check, check, check, and check.
- World-class smallmouth bass fishing
Ranked 10th in Bassmaster’s “100 Best Bass Lakes of 2015,” and Voted “Best smallmouth bass fishing in Minnesota” by the Star Tribune, Lake Mille Lacs is a world-class bass fishery, attracting bass anglers from around the United States. But that’s not all. Lake Mille Lacs is also home to the “Best Fishing Launch” in Minnesota, as declared by WCCO-TV viewers. Learn more about our fishing launches, guided fishing trips, and boat/pontoon rentals.
- The mighty Mille Lacs walleye
Everyone’s talking about the Lake Mille Lacs walleyes. Find out what all the fuss is about! These storied Mille Lacs lunkers are a blast to catch — you’ll just have to return them to big blue waters for now, after a snapping a couple photos of course. Check out the latest fishing regulations, then grab your fishing gear and head to the bait shop. See you on the lake!
- Premier muskie fishing
Lake Mille Lacs is not a natural muskie lake — muskies were stocked by the Minnesota Department of Fisheries in the 1970s — and what has happened since is truly a success story. Muskies abound in the lake and the size of the fish is astounding. In fact, many anglers believe the next state record muskie will be caught on Lake Mille Lacs. See our muskie fishing tips here!
- Giant northern pike
If you are in search of a lunker that’s ready and willing to put up a fight, northern pike fishing is the name of your game. Lake Mille Lacs is home to enormous northern pike that will give you a fish story you won’t soon forget. Expert angler or not, there’s something for everyone on Lake Mille Lacs. Get out here and #DoTheLake!
Find the best bait shops around that will hook you up (pun intended) with everything you need for the day, or even the weekend.
Not sure where the fish are biting? Take a look at our Fishing Reports and keep up to date on all the excitement happening lake-wide.
No boat or no idea where to go? No problem! We have fishing guides waiting to show you the best fishing spots on Mille Lacs with the best lake views around.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.
No matter what you like to eat or where you like to sleep, chances are we have something suited for you. Fish, steak or pizza? You choose your dining preference. Resorts, hotels or campgrounds? You choose your lodging. Then back to the lake you go!