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Mille Lacs Lake Fishing



Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Mille Lacs Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Largemouth Bass

  2. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 21.36% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 69 Largemouth Bass counted.

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  3. Rainbow Trout

  4. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 19.81% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 64 Rainbow Trout counted.

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  5. Walleye

  6. Walleye

    There is a 13.31% catch rate for Walleye, based on 43 Walleye counted.

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  7. Black Crappie

  8. Black Crappie

    There is a 8.67% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 28 Black Crappie counted.

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  9. Bluegill

  10. Bluegill

    There is a 7.43% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 24 Bluegill counted.

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  11. Pike

  12. Pike

    There is a 7.12% catch rate for Pike, based on 23 Pike counted.

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  13. Yellow Perch

  14. Yellow Perch

    There is a 4.33% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 14 Yellow Perch counted.

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  15. Smallmouth Bass

  16. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 4.02% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 13 Smallmouth Bass counted.

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  17. Bowfin

  18. Bowfin

    There is a 3.72% catch rate for Bowfin, based on 12 Bowfin counted.

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  19. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  20. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 3.72% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 12 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

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Recommendations above based on 16 species of fish and 323 fish counted for May around Mille Lacs Lake.

To date, there are 24 species of fish and a total of 6684 fish counted for Mille Lacs Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1881 (143 years).

Last Update: 5/23/2024 4:18:24 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Mille Lacs Lake are the following:

  1. Toms Spot


  2. 5 Mile Gravel


  3. 4 Mile Gravel


  4. Grass Island Reef


  5. ML-036


  6. ML-034


  7. Gravel Flat


  8. Doe Island


  9. Ledge


  10. ML-033


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Latest Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Reports

  • Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Report 5/19/2024
    Fantastic Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Continues Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake continues to be excellent.  The lake did experience a bug hatch this last week so fishing may have slowe


  • Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Report 5/13/2024
    The Mille Lacs Walleye Bite is Fantastic Fishing has been Hot Hot HOT   Here at The Red Door Resort on the north shores of Mille Lacs Lake we had just a fantastic opening week


  • Mille Lacs Lake Pre-MN Fishing Opener Report 5/8/2024
    Looking Forward to the 2024 Minnesota Fishing Opener Weekend Good morning everyone John here with The Red Door Resort on the beautiful north shore of Mille Lacs Lake.  It is W


  • April 4th 2024
    Just a notice that the original web cam is up and running again.  It’s pointed at Spider island. I will not be posting on the report much this summer. Eddy The post April 4th


  • March 30th 2024
    We still have some ice on the SE corner of Mille Lacs. Click on images to enlarge Happy Easter!! Eddy The post March 30th 2024 first appeared on Lyback's Ice Fishing.


  • March 28th 2024
    Yes we still have ice out in front of us.  The last storm left us with about 12″-16″ of snow which compressed to about 10″ on the level.  It’s supposed to warm up after Easte


  • March 23rd 2024
    Winter is still with us.  The cold temps are refreezing the lake to some extent.  We are forecasted to recieve 12-18 inches of snow in the next 48 hours.  Should be interesti


  • March 21st 2024
    Overnight the main lake skimmed over.  The smooth areas you will see in the pictures is ice. It is not too often the lake is almost ice-free and then refreezes like it has. 


  • Planning Your Minnesota Vacation this Summer
    What’s that glow? If you squint a little you can definitely make it out. Ahhhh… it’s the light at the end of the dark and unpredictable winter tunnel. Kids are entering their


  • March 20th 2024
    There is still some ice in front of us and to the east probably the last amount of any ice on Mille Lacs.  MNDNR called ice out on March 16th. However you would have needed a


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Top Mille Lacs Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Jerry Brandt's Fish House Rental


  2. Garrison Sports Inc


  3. Lundeen's Tackle Castle


  4. Tutt's Bait & Tackle


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Top Mille Lacs Lake Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Lyback’s Ice Fishing
    Located on the south shore of Mille Lacs Lake. We specialize in providing warm and comfortable ice fishing houses you can rent by the day or weekend.

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Top Mille Lacs Lake Marinas

  1. Terry's Boat Harbor
    At Terry’s Boat Harbor & Marina you drive up a few feet from the boats. Terry’s Boat Harbor also offers Winter Ice Fishing – Fish House Rentals on private locations of the mud flats. We move to where the fish are.

  2. The Red Door Resort
    The Red Door Resort is a family and angler oriented resort on the north shore of Mille Lacs Lake

  3. Beachside Resort
    We have scenic views of the beautiful southern sandy shores of Mille Lacs Lake! We offer full-service Ice fishing services and fish house rentals, lake access, private docks with electric, cabin rentals, an RV Park, and a bait shop during the winter

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