Walleye is the fish of interest to the majority of anglers that visit Mille Lacs Lake. After a series of weak year classes from 2009 through 2012, we have seen good natural reproduction of walleye since then. Of particular note is the 2013-year class, which is the third strongest year class produced since annual sampling began in 1979.


With the restrictive regulations that have been in place in recent years, walleye from this year class have survived very well, and will be a large portion of what anglers catch. These walleye currently range from about 17 to almost 22 inches in length. The 2017-year class is also strong. Anglers will notice a fair abundance of these walleye, which average about 13 inches in length. In addition to these fish, good numbers of older, larger walleye are also present. The oldest walleye sampled last fall was a 23-year old female that was about 27 inches long.

Anglers experienced very high catch rates of walleye through the summer of 2019 and the following winter. These high catch rates were the result of the low abundance of prey species (primarily small yellow perch). We anticipate that these high catch rates will continue into the early part of the summer.

Lake Size

Area: 128,250.53 acres

Littoral Area: 33,129 acres

Shore Length: 92.03 miles

Mean Depth: 28.5 feet

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Average Water Clarity: 10.8 feet


Event Details

Date: Saturday September 12, 2020


Time and Schedule

  • 7:00 am – Arrive at the landing, feel free to come early.

  • 7:15-7:30 am - Fishing strategy breakfast meeting, TCWU will provide Breakfast snacks.

  • 12:00 pm – lunch provided by the club, feel free to bring a favorite side dish.

  • 1:00 pm back out fishing


Gathering Location

Shah-Bush-Kung Public Access



The landing is located 8 miles South of Garrison on US Highway 169.



44402 Virgo Rd, Onamia, MN 56359


GPS Coordinates:

N 46°11. 464'  W 93° 45. 576' 


Landing Type:

  • Trailer Launch

  • # of Launch Lanes = 2


Launch Surface = Concrete

  • # of Vehicle Stalls = 35

  • # of Docks = 1

Mille Lacs Landing.jpg

Bait can be purchased at the following locations.


Prince Bait and Marine 

Hours 5am - 4pm


19196 US 169

Milaca, MN 56353

(320) 983 6344


Isle Side of Mille Lacs


Hours 5:30am-11 pm


750 HWY 47 South

ISLE, MN 56342




Johnsons Portside Bait and Liquor  

Hours 6am-10 pm


42099 State HWY 47

Isle, MN 

(320) 676 3811


Twin City Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. 

4608 Tower St. 

Edina, MN 55424  

Email: tcwalleyes@gmail.com

© 2016 by Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, Inc.

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