Mille Lacs Lake was recently rated #5 on Bassmaster’s “Top 100 Bass Lakes” for the Central United States region which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
The Bassmaster website reports: “The folks at Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort say they have seen an uptick in bass catches, and results from the North American Bass Circuit prove it. Last June, the circuit’s event was won with a whopping 25 pounds, 2 ounces. But even more impressive was the fact that you couldn’t break the Top 20 unless you had more than 20 pounds.”
To determine the ranking, input was received from B.A.S.S. Nation conservation directors and state agencies in charge of fisheries, as well as a “far-reaching search for bass tournament data from the past 12 months from every lake that holds bass tournaments.” The final rankings are voted on by a panel of fishing industry members who reside in each region.
Topping Mille Lacs in the ranking were the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Texas (#1), Lake Fork in Texas (#2), Sturgeon Bay in Wis. (#3), and Toledo Bend in Texas and Louisiana (#4). Coming in behind Mille Lacs were Lake Falcon in Texas (#6), Lake Conroe in Texas (#7), Lake Minnetonka in Minn. (#8), Caddo Lake in Texas and Louisiana (#9), and Table Rock Lake in Missouri (#10).
For more information go to https://www.bassmaster.com/best-bass-lakes/slideshow/100-best-bass-lakes-central-2019.