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Fishing Minnesota on Lake Mille Lacs, MN
Often called the “Walleye Capital,” Lake Mille Lacs produces a harvest of 200,000 to 400,000 walleyes each year offering some of the best fishing in Minnesota. But, there’s more than Walleye beneath its surface. All told, this renowned lake is home to 40 species of fish include Small & Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Perch and Muskie.
While Lake Mille Lacs may be best known for its walleyes, it has become a World Class Bass fishery in recent years. Anglers travel from around the world to catch a trophy “Bronze Back”. When you hook a Smallmouth be prepared for spectacular leaps and determined dives unrivaled among freshwater fish. If people want to have fun and catch fish, there isn’t any fish more fun to catch than a smallmouth. They put up a big fight and there’s nothing more exciting than a smallmouth exploding up from the depths to strike a top water lure.
Mille Lacs gained a reputation as a premier Muskie fishery as well. Mille Lacs is not a natural muskie lake, as muskies were stocked there by the Minnesota Department of Fisheries in the 70s. 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 that the next state record muskie will be caught from Mille Lacs.
Mille Lacs Launch Fishing – Mille Lacs is one of the few Minnesota lakes big enough to accommodate launches for Minnesota fishing convenience.. These group fishing boats range in size from 25 to 73 feet and hold from six to 50 people. Many Minnesota fishing resorts, lodges and cabins around the lake carry on the 70-year old tradition, offering morning, afternoon and evening departures with half-day, full-day and night options. Single group charters are available as well as walk-on launch trips for singles, couples, families and other groups. There is no need to bring your own equipment as most launches furnish bait, tackle and advice. Fun is standard on every trip.
Mille Lacs Guide Fishing – Local Minnesota fishing guides are often second or third generation Lake Mille Lacs, MN dwellers with the accumulated knowledge of more than a single lifetime. They know their way around Lake Mille Lacs’ unique structure and can pinpoint reefs and drop-offs where fish customarily gather.
Mille Lacs Boat Rental – Rent a boat or pontoon for a half or full day and experience some of the best lake fishing Minnesota has to offer.