Mille Lacs Lake

Walleye lakes


Building a sustainable future

Wind whipping up waves on Mille Lacs Lake

Improving Mille Lacs Lake's walleye fishery as expediently as possible with as little negative impact to the local community as possible is the DNR's primary goal.

Even with regulations that protect small walleye, Mille Lacs remains a quality fishery. You'll find high numbers of large walleye and excellent fishing for northern pike, smallmouth bass and muskellunge.

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Creel survey on a Minnesota lake

Fishing report

DNR analyzed the 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

Mille Lacs bass shine

The world's top 50 bass anglers experienced what Minnesotans already know: Mille Lacs Lake is one of the nation's premier bass fishing destinations.
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Mille Lacs Lake and its surrounding communities offer visitors fish and a whole lot more.
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