Mille Lacs Fishing and charters


"Edwin Evers" by jpellgen (@1179_jp) is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

There is always a big fishing tournament on Mille Lacs every summer.

Mille Lacs has lots of great fishing if you know where to look and if you’re new to the lake or don’t have a boat the charters on this lake are a good option to have a good time and catch great fish. 

Mille Lacs is known for the fish and has state records for Muskie and northern.

What type of bait should I use for certain fish?

The three most popular live baits for walleye fishing are hands down minnows, leeches, and night crawlers. Depending on the season of fishing, the bait can change for what they would bite on. Mille Lacs Lake is known for their walleye, and people come all over to go walleye fishing on the lake for both ice fishing and summer fishing. The largemouth and smallmouth bass also have good fishing on Mille Lacs. With the diversity the lake has from the reeds and coverage to the rock beds, many fish are able to live there. The large mouth tends to love the bays in Mille Lacs with the lily pads for coverage and the smallmouth loves the rock beds. For the largemouth, I would recommend using a top water bait like a frog or anything orange and bright that floats on top of the water. For the small mouth bass, I would recommend a bright spinner bait or a jerkbait that goes down to the rocks where they sit, and they always like the brighter colors. Here’s a link for good jigs and bait to use.

Leah Dezell says that she used the Mcquoids Inn, she went with her brother named Aaron, and they were out for walleye catching them around 24-26 inches during July. She really enjoyed it they had great fishing.

Aaron and his sister go fishing on Mille Lacs. (Leah Dezell)
There can be a lot of great action on Mille Lacs Lake. (“Bass fishing” by grubsroom is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
“Musky fishing” by bjcoving is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Now for the big fish like Northerns or Muskies:

They love to sit in the bays and feed off of the smaller fish they also tend eat other muskies or northern pike. The biggest muskie caught in Minnesota was on Mille lacs in 2015 and the length was 57 inches on a fly reel. If you want to check out more about muskie fishing on Mille Lacs here is a link

Here’s a link for everything that you need to know about muskie fishing 

Here’s a playlist to listen to while you’re doing some fishing.