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Lake Mille Lacs

SEASON: Ice (Current)
SPECIES: Walleye
WATER CLARITY: 2/10

Relevant Gear for Mille Lacs Lake Ice Walleye Fishing

Ice Walleye Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Ana Leschishin

    Capitalizing on the early ice bite can be some of the best walleye fishing for the winter season on Mille Lacs. Safe ice measuring between 5-7 inches was found on... Read More

    Season: Ice

    Structure: Points

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Ice Fishing Spoons

  • Reported by Brandon Meyer

    Jigging spoons tipped with Minnow head were key. Found that UV colors were more effective during feeding hours of the day. 18-25ft depth range was the best depth to target

    Season: Ice

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Walleye

    Forage: Minnows

    Technique: Ice Fishing Jigs

    VMC Rattle Spoon 1/8 oz / Glow Pink Fire UV

    Rattle Spoon 1/8 oz / Glow Pink Fire UV

    vmc

Other Season Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Brush Piles

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Reported by Tony Lee

    Fishing rock/sand transition areas in 2-6ft with Megabass Vision 110. A lot of fish caught working it fast.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Jerk Baits

  • 56 degree water, 8-10ft of water. Rotating between a PBJ Ned rig and a 3.5inch keitech swimmer on rocks/reefs.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Cole Lunser

    Look for matted grass where it transitions to sand/gravel 4-6ft of water.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Reeds

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Finesse Hair Jigs

  • Reported by John Figi

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Finesse Hair Jigs

  • Reported by Harrison Dau

    They are eating hair jigs and swimsuits on top of the rocks in 2-6 feet of water

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

  • Reported by Trevor Kraker

    A few fish starting to pull up and lock down on beds. Big schools of fish cruising up shallow. Make long casts and be quiet!

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Finesse Hair Jigs

  • Reported by Rich Lindgren

    Large percentage if fish pulling up on beds. 3-8' of water on boulder to sand transitions. Water temps upper 50's to low 60s. Drop shots, Neko rigs and... Read More

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Reported by Chad Keller

    3.5" tubes with a shakey head approach was getting the big smallies to eat!

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Shaky Heads

  • Reported by Rich Lindgren

    Mix of Post Spawn and Mayfly hatch makes for difficult fishing conditions. Fishing west side of lake. Best producing baits were Ned Rigs & Football Jigs fished in... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Lipless Crankbaits

  • Reported by Katherine Field

    Post spawn but still am seeing smallmouth very shallow and appear to be spawning. Caught smallmouth very shallow along reeds and submerged vegetation. Caught smallies on small swimbaits as well... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Reeds

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

  • Reported by Steve Pennaz

    Casting rock flats and shorelines with Berkley 110 Cutter Skinny on 10-pound flouro produces several fish to 5 pounds. Key was focusing on rock/sand transitions in 4-8 feet of water.

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Jerk Baits

  • Reported by Matt Traxler

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Humps

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Live Bait Rigs

  • Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Dog days of summer had a lot of people looking deep. My big fish were scattered from 6'-19'. Look for large isolated boulders on sand for a consistent... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Berkley Powerbait Maxscent Flat Worm 4" / Green Pumpkin

    Powerbait Maxscent Flat Worm 4" / Green Pumpkin

    berkley

  • Reported by Samuel Moore

    Something often talked about but still remains mysterious to some. Using side-scan to look out from your boat and find an isolated boulder, and then circling back to fish them... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

  • Reported by Kent Mittelstaedt

    Drop shots are a staple on Mille Lacs. Strike King dream shot work great. Using your electronics to find boulders, especially isolated boulders. Once you have one... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

  • Reported by Josh S

    slow rolling/dragging Ned Rigs over rock piles / rock structure. Read your structure maps or just look for buoys and you'll find the rocks.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Drew Lein

    Slow roll white trailered chatterbait over edges of the reefs.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Bass are hitting keitech swimbaits on boulder reefs and ledges.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.3" / Smallmouth Magic

    Fat Swing Impact 3.3" / Smallmouth Magic

    keitech

  • Reported by Josh Johnson

    We fished a lot of rock ledges and rock piles. The bite was very slow. We used Finese tactics. Drop Shot, Ned Rig, Neko Rig. I... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

    ZMan Finesse TRD GREEN PUMPKIN GOBY / 2 3/4"

    Finesse TRD GREEN PUMPKIN GOBY / 2 3/4"

    zman

  • Reported by Brandon Meyer

    Found a few nice rock piles on Garrison side. 10-15ft dragging drop shot

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

    Berkley Powerbait Maxscent Flat Worm 4" / Green Pumpkin Party

    Powerbait Maxscent Flat Worm 4" / Green Pumpkin Party

    berkley

  • Reported by Austin Ryan

    Found a good concentration of fish during the August time frame on gravel piles. Bomb casting neko Rigs and slowly hopping/dragging them back to the boat was the best presentation... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Neko Rigs

    VMC Neko Weight 1/16oz / NATURAL

    Neko Weight 1/16oz / NATURAL

    vmc

  • Reported by Dan Fabiano

    One of my last days of the season was out on the Big Pond. With the rougher conditions and cold weather I focused my time on large boulders the size... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Reported by Austin Ryan

    Covering structures thoroughly using electronics to find the fish was key. Areas where the largest boulders were adjacent to steep breaks were good places to start. We presented dropshots vertically... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Reef

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

    VMC Neko Hook #2 / 6

    Neko Hook #2 / 6

    vmc

  • Reported by Josh Johnson

    Fish were in small numbers in deep water. We fished boulders in deeper water and found schools of fish. Drop shot Seemed to work the best. Find... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

    Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" / Electric Shad

    Fat Swing Impact 3.8" / Electric Shad

    keitech

  • Reported by Keegan Witt

    The bite on Mille Lacs was decently hot from rock to grass/weed transitions in about 6-15 feet of water. Try to cover as much of the transition as possible with... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)

    Rapala DT 6 YELLOW PERCH / 2"

    DT 6 YELLOW PERCH / 2"

    rapala

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