Mille Lacs Lake

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Mille Lacs Lake fishing regulations

If regulations change, they will be posted at public accesses and on this web page. Printed and electronic copies of these regulations are available from the DNR Information Center by emailing info.dnr@state.mn.us or by calling 1-888-646-6367


Live bait OK from shore

Anglers fishing from shore, dock or pier may use live bait during daylight hours through Thursday, Nov. 30. The live bait restriction remains in place for anglers in watercraft except those fishing for muskellunge and northern pike using sucker minnows longer than 8 inches.

Special Regulations

 

 

One example of a tagged fish

Tagged Fish: Please record tag number, species, fish length, date & place caught, angler type (e.g. boat, launch, shore, ice, etc.), and whether released (leave tag attached) or kept (send tag). Postcards are available at public accesses & businesses on Mille Lacs Lake. Fish can be reported by:

  • Contacting or mailing Minnesota DNR-Fisheries, 1200 Minnesota Ave. S, Aitkin, MN, 56431
  • Sending an e-mail to fish.tags@state.mn.us
  • Online