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Mille Lacs July Fishing Report

Fifteen Day Walleye Pause on Mille Lacs

Summer is off to a great start and fishing on the north side of Lake Mille Lacs has continued to be good. With the arrival of a new month, fishing regulations change again and the following regulations are now in effect:

  • Walleye:  Today through Thursday, July 15, 2021, the lake will be closed to walleye fishing

  • Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass:  All bass greater than 17 inches must be immediately released

  • Muskellunge:  All muskie less than 54 inches must be immediately released

  • Northern Pike:  All pike greater than 30 inches must be immediately released and the daily limit is three

  • Tullibee / Cisco:  Possession limit is 10 fish

  • Night Closures:  While Pike and muskie fishing is allowed overnight, night closures – from 10pm to 6am and – are in effect for other species on Mille Lacs

  • No Live Bait (with the exception of huge sucker minnows):  Today through Thursday, July 15, 2021, and with the exception of sucker minnows larger than 8 inches used to target pike and muskie, no live bait is be allowed

For a complete summary of see our 2021 Mille Lacs Lake Open Water Fishing Regulations blog post or view the Minnesota DNR summary here.

The Red Door currently has mid-week and some limited weekend summer lodging available.  Come stay in our cabins or motel; a harbor pass is included with your stay and harbor slips – with access to power – are also available for rent.  Give us a call at 218-678-3686 or booked online here.


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