Mille Lacs Walleye Catch During 2021 Minnesota Fishing Opener

2021 Minnesota Fishing Opener

A Beautiful FISHING OPENER WEEKEND on Mille Lacs Lake

The weather was beautiful – especially compared to the snow last year – and it was busy 2021 Minnesota Fishing Opener weekend on the north side of Lake Mille Lacs.  Water temperatures were reported in the low to mid-50’s.  Fishing reports along the first break line in 10-16 feet of water and even the mud flats were mostly positive.  The best bite was reported in the early morning and evenings with a slow down mid-day.  Most walleye reports highlighted fish in the 16-20 inch range, but – as always on Mille Lacs – we saw photos and heard tails of large catches like Des’s 27 7/8ths inch walleye featured in this post.  Anglers also reported on the fun related to catching a significant number of 20-22″ bass and some northern pike. 

Thanks to all our members, loyal customers and guests for making 2021 the opener a great experience.  Our team and staff had a wonderful time sharing stories, socializing and enabling angling memories. 

Remember that through Monday, May 31, 2021, anglers are allowed to keep one walleye between 21-23 inches or one fish longer than 28 inches.  Though weekends are booked, The Red Door Resort currently has some mid-week availability for your stay.  Come experience angling on the north shore of the big pond.

Finally, The Red Door Resort Cafe reopened this past weekend and will be serving breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday.  We are excited to have the Cafe operational and hope you come experience the delicious fare in person.


Boat Harbor and Slips at The Red Door Resort
Tight Parking During the MN Fishing Opener
1,500 Feet Off Shore from the Red Door Resort
Waiting to Launch at the Red Door Resort
Panorama of Mille Lacs Lake


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