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10 Reasons to Fish Lake Mille Lacs

– Legendary Fishing –

By: MLat

So Many Reasons to Fish Lake Mille Lacs

There’s a reason why Mille Lacs is known as a top fishing destination. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. From tournaments, accommodations, and ease of access to the big fish and diversity of species, Lake Mille Lacs has it all.

Whether your idea of getting away involves a week-long excursion or an after-work fishing outing, Mille Lacs has you covered.

1. Legendary
Lake Mille Lacs is the 2nd largest lake in the State of Minnesota and is a legendary big lake fishing destination.


2. Many Species
Just because the walleye is the state fish doesn’t mean it is the only thing to fish for in Lake Mille Lacs. Mille Lacs is also home to smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, muskie, crappie, bluegill, perch, and tullibee.

3. Big Fish
Nowhere else in the state do you have the chance of catching a Grand Slam of BIG fish in a weekend. Mille Lacs has trophy walleye, trophy bass, trophy muskie, and trophy northern. Many locals believe the next state record Muskie will come from Mille Lacs.

4. Ease of Access
There are numerous public accesses surrounding the lake as well as resort accesses that charge a minimal fee to launch and/or dock your boat.

5. Accommodations
There are many guides and launch charter services on the lake. These people make their living by providing anglers with a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable Mille Lacs fishing experience, and they do a great job at it. Check them out.

6. Ice Fishing
Fish don’t hibernate in the winter, so why should anglers? With all of the high-tech equipment and comforts of home available for ice fishing today, there’s no reason to not head out on Mille Lacs’ frozen waterway in winter.

7. Tournaments
Mille Lacs hosts numerous fishing tournaments. These events range from local resort fishing derbies all the way up to professional touring walleye and bass circuits. With those options, a competitive angler can’t go wrong.

8. Fishing Diversity
Mille Lacs spans over 132,500 surface acres and slightly more than 200 square miles. The north half of the lake contains most of the lake's mud flats, and the southern portion of the lake offers more gravel and rock bars. All sides of the lake offer some shallow reef-top fishing.

9. Getting Away from It All
Whether your idea of getting away involves a week-long excursion or an after-work fishing outing, Mille Lacs has you covered. Get out there for some drag-screaming R&R.

10. Northern Hospitality
Up North is so close yet a world away. Only 90 miles north of Mpls/St. Paul, you can experience “Minnesota Nice” firsthand. Go ahead, and start planning your fishing trip to our inland sea known as Mille Lacs!  

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