Mille Lacs Lake

Walleye lakes


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.

Angler landing a 23-inch walleye with a net

Adding up a hot walleye bite

Mille Lacs' walleye bite is hot and it shouldn't be cooling off anytime soon. How can that be when the lake has fewer walleye?
Learn why »


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Special regulations in effect

Catch-and-release walleye regulations – including summer and fall live bait restrictions – protect smaller walleye needed to rebuild the population.
Know the rules »


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.
View the reports »


A bass angler at down on Mille Lacs Lake

Mille Lacs lures back tournament

The world's top 50 bass anglers return this fall to experience what Minnesotans already know: Mille Lacs Lake is one of the nation's premier bass fishing destinations.
2016 tournament action »


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Mille Lacs Lake and its surrounding communities offer visitors fish and a whole lot more.
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