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.

What can I catch?

Measuring a walleye's lengthWondering what fish you can catch and when you can catch them? Seasons vary for different fish so use our fishing season listing to find out.

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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Nate PainovichActing area supervisor320-525-3882[email protected]
John KempeAssistant area supervisor320-525-3884[email protected]
Eric JensenLarge lake specialist320-525-3881[email protected]
Maxwell CarrCreel clerk320-525-3880[email protected]
Andrew EspinosaCreel clerk320-525-3880[email protected]
Serena MiazzoOffice administrative specialist320-429-3010[email protected]

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