Mille Lacs is located 90 miles north of Minneapolis/ St. Paul and approximately 60 miles east of Brainerd. At 132,516 acres Mille Lacs is Minnesota's second largest inland lake with a maximum depth of 42 feet. It is home to some of the Midwest's best trophy smallmouth bass fishing. When the lake was formed by glaciers thousands of years ago, the glaciers deposited rock/gravel/sand over the southern portion of Mille Lacs, thus creating a perfect habitat for smallmouth bass, walleye and musky. BassMasters Magizine in 2014 and 2015 rated Mille Lacs as a top 100 bass lake in the United States. The July/August 2016 edition of BassMasters Magizine ranked Mille Lacs number 6 of the top 100 bass lakes in the US. Recently Wired2Fish ranked the top 15 Smallmouth Bass lakes in the US and Mille Lacs was ranked number 4. Put it on your bucket list! Mille Lacs has smallmouth bass in the 3 to 6 pound class. Double digit fishing days are not uncommon.