Mille Lacs Regulations
Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake will close at 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, because walleye harvest by anglers has exceeded the state's allotment for 2015 by more than 2,000 pounds. The closure will continue through Monday, Nov. 30.
Other fish species including smallmouth bass, northern pike and muskellunge remain abundant in the lake. Fishing for these species will remain open with loosened regulations for bass and northern pike that allow anglers to keep more of what they catch.
Learn more about Mille Lacs Lake, the season closure and what DNR is doing to rebuild the walleye population.
If regulations change, they will be posted at public accesses, this website 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:
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