Mille Lacs Lake fishing regulations

If regulations change, they will be posted at public accesses and on this web page. Printed and electronic copies of these regulations are available from the DNR Information Center by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-888-646-6367


Upcoming special regulation

Not effective until Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019

Mille Lacs Lake including all tributaries from the mouth upstream to posted boundaries.

  • Walleye: The possession limit for walleye is one. All walleye in possession must be from 21" to 23" in length, inclusive, or over 28" in length. All walleye less than 21" or greater than 23" in length must be immediately released, except that one over 28" allowed in possession.


One example of a tagged fish

Tagged Fish: Please record tag number, species, fish length, date & place caught, angler type (e.g. boat, launch, shore, ice, etc.), and whether released (leave tag attached) or kept (send tag). Postcards are available at public accesses & businesses on Mille Lacs Lake. Fish can be reported by:

  • Contacting or mailing Minnesota DNR-Fisheries, 1200 Minnesota Ave. S, Aitkin, MN, 56431
  • Sending an e-mail to [email protected]
  • Online