Mille Lacs Lake COVID-19 Chapter of Life

This week the Governor of Minnesota added additional business sectors that can open on June 1st which include Charter and Launch Fishing boats. This is good news for many resorts as launch fishing is a major part of their resort and offer visitors options and the opportunity to fish Lake Mille Lacs safely, effectively and with some spectacular fishing opportunities for walleyes, perch, bass and northerns.

Why is launch fishing such a great option?  These are big boats with plenty of room to spread out and are ideal for family and small group getaways.  Launches come equipped with fishing gear and an experienced guide to show your group the hotspots, lucky lures and best bait to use. There’s no better way to ensure good fishing and there are plenty of launch fishing services around the lake.

If you’re looking for a trophy walleye or smallmouth bass fishing lake, Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs covers more than 132,500 acres. This year the Mille Lacs walleye regulation is catch-and-release only. While we know some want to keep walleye, we want to assure you that the Lake Mille Lacs walleye along with it's smallmouth bass has become the stuff of which legends are made.

It was also announced that camping will re-open on June 1st. Lake Mille Lacs has a good number of camping options. The resorts & campgrounds that offer camping have a variety of settings from on the water, wooded spots or a little of both. Check out our resort lodging page for more info.

For some time now there has been options as resorts and hotels have been operating and serving guests. Many safety precautions have been implemented to keep both guests and employees safe. If you have your own boat, many excellent fishing opportunities exist right now. Some fishermen & women are reporting catching 40+ walleye per day. Pike and bass are also prevalent and just as fun to catch.

Lunch at a local restaurantOur bars & restaurants are offering take out meals so simply order off of their menus. Some guests choose to cook their own meals. Some like eating out on vacation. Others do both. Lots of options in the Lake Mille Lacs area. Note that our bars/restaurants can open for outdoor dining on June 1st with limited capacity and many will be ready to serve you in this setting as well.

It is a wonderful time at Lake Mille Lacs. The fish are biting, the sunrises and sunsets are free and memories are still being made, even during this unique COVID-19 chapter of life.