Bass season opens May 9. Are you ready? We certainly are!

Minnesota is home to some of the best smallmouth fishing in the country, and according to Explore Minnesota, the lake that takes the cake for smallmouth fisheries is, without a doubt, Mille Lacs. Check out their story, “The mighty smallmouth bass of Mille Lacs,” by clicking here!

Bass anglers from around the country agree that when it comes to trophy smallie hotspots, Lake Mille Lacs is one of the best. Just ask avid bass fisherman Jamie Davis, who has been visiting Lake Mille Lacs since he was a kid, more than 25 years ago.

“I’ve been all the way down to Kentucky bass fishing,” he said. “I’ve bass fished a thousand lakes and I have not fished a better one than Mille Lacs. It is that good.”
So good, in fact, 18- to 22-inch smallies are considered “normal” and fishing guides have experienced up to 100 fish being caught in just one outing. Can you imagine?!

Bass regulations are generous on Lake Mille Lacs as well, with a combined possession limit of six largemouth and smallmouth bass, with one smallie over 18 inches.

Are you hooked? Plan your summertime smallmouth fishing adventure on Lake Mille Lacs, Minnesota’s best smallmouth bass fishery. We’re waiting for you, and so are the smallies!

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Need bait?
Find the best bait shops around that will hook you up (pun intended) with everything you need for the day, or even the weekend.

Fishing Reports
Not sure where the smallies are biting? Take a look at our Fishing Reports and keep up to date on all the excitement happening lake-wide.

Fishing Guides
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.

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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 those smallmouth bass you go!