2013-14 Mille Lacs Regulations
(including tributaries to posted boundaries)
Mille Lacs Lake Walleye Slot Limit Change
Walleye: Release immediately all walleye less than 18" or greater than 20.0", except one over 28.0" may be harvested. Possession limit is 2, with only one over 28.0".
Northern Pike: Release immediately all from 33 .0" through 40.0". Possession limit is 3, only 1 over 40.0". No spearing.
Smallmouth Bass: Release immediately all 17" through 20". Possession limit is 6, with only one over 20.0".
PLEASE NOTE: 09/09/13 - 02/23/14 Smallmouth Bass Statewide Catch and Release regulation in effect on Mille Lacs.
Tullibee (Northern Cisco): Possession limit is 10.
Other Species: Follow statewide regulations.
Night Closure: No one may fish for any species or possess fishing gear on the lake from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. starting at 10 p.m. on May 13, 2013, and ending at 12:01 a.m. on June 10, 2013.
If regulations change, they will be posted at public accesses and at www.mndnr.gov/fishing, or call 1-888-646-6367 for current information.
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@example.com