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B.A.S.S Elite Angler of the Year…… Best Trophy SMB lake in the World

The BASS Angler of the Year tournament was held on Mille Lacs for an unprecedented two years in a row in 2017 and 2018. The nations top 50 anglers got to experience first hand what we have known for many years.  Mille Lacs is truly a world class trophy smallmouth bass lake.   Both years Mille Lacs didn’t disappoint and 20 pound five fish limits were common.  In 2017  Minnesota native Seth Feider top the field with 15 fish that weighed over 75 pounds….pretty impressive…but wait….over the 3 day tournament there were 77, 5 fish bags that weighed over 20 pounds!

We are getting request almost daily for information on guided trips. Its pretty safe to say if your considering a guided trip please book early for our calendars will be filling quickly.

Anglers from all across the nation are putting Mille Lacs on their bucket list to fish.


I have received both of the Pfizer vaccinations in February of 2021.    I encourage clients to get vaccinated at their earliest convivence.   I also ask clients to inform me if they are experiencing any symptoms of covid-19 prior to us being in the same boat.  Safety of our guides and clients are of utmost concern.


WHEN CHOOSING A GUIDE PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING”  There are a lot of great guides on Mille Lacs. Some are Bass guides, some are Walleye guides and some are Musky guides.
There are not enough Bass guides to keep up with the anticipated demand.

When looking for a guide consider asking the following questions to insure that your fishing expectations are met.

Do you use only artificial Baits?
Do you practice catch and release?
Do you use live bait?
Do you cast?
Do you Troll?
What kind of boat do you have?
Do you supply the gear?
The majority of your guided trips are for what species?

Hope to see you on the lake.

Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance

ANGLERS JOIN TOGETHER TO FORM NON-PROFIT MILLE LACS SMALLMOUTH ALLIANCE IN MINNESOTA (Dec 4, 2015) Isle, Minn. — Local homeowners, business owners and concerned anglers have joined forces in Minnesota to form a new non-profit organization: the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance. Recently electing a dedicated board of directors, the organization is starting work on its…Continue Reading

New Fishing Regualtions for Mille Lacs

    In spite efforts to protect this world class smb fishery, the DNR has relaxed the Smallmouth Bass regs to allow harvest.  It is my hope that the DNR monitors this year very closely…it would be ashame to ruin a world renoun bass fishery.  For current regulations please refer to DNR website. Reading

Book a trip of a lifetime

Now’s the time to consider booking a trip of a lifetime on Mille Lacs.  The smallmouth fishery forcast for 2015 should be one of the best years ever.  Give me a call to discuss dates.  I also can arrange multiple species trip for walleye or musky.    WE’RE ON FACEBOOK….become a facebook friend!/group.php?gid=343814209762&ref=ts or  Search “Jim…Continue Reading - Fishing Information - Musky Fishing Information
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