Mille Lacs Lake

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Legendary lake, unforgettable fishing

Mille Lacs lake

Changing lake still offers world-class opportunities

Minnesota's third-largest lake covering 207 square-miles is a special place where lasting memories are made. You're certain to catch the walleye that made Mille Lacs famous but fishing is phenomenal for bass, northern pike and muskellunge as well.

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Live bait allowed from shore Sept. 5

Mille Lacs' open water walleye season closes after fishing hours on Monday, Sept. 4. On Sept. 5, live bait is allowed when angling from shore, dock or pier.
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Creel survey on a Minnesota lake

Fishing reports scheduled

DNR will again analyze data collected in its creel survey every two weeks throughout the summer to monitor fishing on Mille Lacs.
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A bass angler at down on Mille Lacs Lake

World-class bass fishing

What counts down from 74 to 69 to 10 to 6 to 1? Mille Lacs Lake's ranking on Bassmaster Magazine's list of the United States' 100 best bass fishing lakes.
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Mille Lacs Lake and its surrounding communities offer visitors fish and a whole lot more.
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