The Bite is Good. Mille Lacs Fishing Regulations are Changing
Our team at the Red Door Resort hopes you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Now that June has arrived, it’s time to provide a quick fishing report and highlight fishing regulation changes.
Fishing on the north side of Lake Mille Lacs continues to be good with solid catch rates reported. Though water temperatures are a slightly warmer than usual for this time of year fishing is still great along the first break line and we have been hearing of success off the mud flats as well. Simple presentations are working with live bait – shiners, suckers or leeches – being the most popular catch strategy.
With June’s arrival, comes shifts in fishing regulations on Mille Lacs. The simply summary by speices below attempts to highlight which regulations either have changed or will be changing shortly.
- Walleye: For the month of June, walleye fishing will be catch-and-release only
- Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass: The season is now open with all bass greater than 17 inches to be immediately released
- Muskellunge: Starting Saturday, June 5, the season will be open and all muskie less than 54 inches must be immediately released
- Northern Pike: No change. Remember all pike greater than 30 inches must be immediately released and the daily limit is three
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 some mid-week and 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. Your stay can be booked online by clicking here.