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Minnesota Ice Fishing on Lake Mille Lacs, MN
The number of Lake Mille Lacs Minnesota ice fishing houses has exceeded 5,500 in recent winters. Plowed lake roads provide access to the fish houses, which can be rented in half-day increments. Furnishings vary from the bare minimum to a home away from home, with gas heaters, cook stoves, tables, chairs, bunks, carpeting, paneling, curtains, lighting, separate bathrooms and/or nearby satellite toilet facilities. Lake Mille Lacs MN offers some of the best ice fishing in Minnesota.
You can do it yourself or take advantage of the ice fishing packages around the lake, offering anything you want from overnight Minnesota lodging, and transportation to and from the ice fishing houses, to bait, tackle and meals. See how to rent a fish house or hire an ice fishing guide.
Mille Lacs Lake business owners and residents devote almost constant scrutiny and analysis to ice conditions on the lake. In excessively cold Novembers the lake has frozen over by Thanksgiving, but normally the first Lake Mille Lacs MN ice fishing activity starts around the first week of December near shore and in sheltered bays. By mid-December the lake is usually frozen over. It freezes all the way across by late winter, with ice sometimes 3 feet thick. March usually signals the demise of Frostbite Flats. Whether you?re beginning or experienced at ice fishing, Mille Lacs Minnesota offers a great ice fishing experience for everyone.