Mille Lacs Lake area fisheries

Mille Lacs Lake area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work on Minnesota's second-largest lake. Its 132,516 acres cover 207 square miles.

Mille Lacs Lake is best known for its phenomenal walleye catch rates but also offers trophy fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskellunge.

The Mille Lacs Lake fisheries work area

Where to find us

27354 Central St.
Garrison, MN 56450
[email protected]
News & notices

Mille Lacs fishing regulations

Angler with a walleyeMille Lacs Lake has special fishing regulations that are unique to the lake and change in May and December. View the current regulations.

New panfish daily limits

A bluegill swimming in a Minnesota lakeNew regulations for sunfish and crappie are in place on a number of lakes for 2021 so anglers should closely check regulations for new daily limits.

Fishing opportunities

What's happening on Mille Lacs?

Visit the Mille Lacs Lake page for detailed information about what's happening just 100 miles north of the Twin Cities at this world-class fishery or view the current fishing regulations.

Talk with us

Mille Lacs Lake staff

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Tom HeinrichArea supervisor320-525-3882[email protected]
VacantAssistant area supervisor320-525-3884 
Eric JensenLarge lake specialist320-525-3881[email protected]
Kelsey ZimpelCreel clerk320-525-3880 
Jason StevensCreel clerk320-525-3880 
Kristi KunzOffice administrative specialist320-525-3883