Bass fishing’s great – but will it fill the void? Local businesses are depending on it

Bassmaster annually announces the top 100 bass lakes in the country and Mille Lacs Lake earned 10th place in 2015. That’s its best placing following a 69th place in 2014, 74th in 2013 and 35th in 2012. That placement comes from a huge group of pollsters including the fisheries agencies of each state, over 630,000 B.A.S.S. Facebook fans, and a 3,500-member panel of bass fishermen.


What has this placement and one of the most successful Bassmaster tourneys of the season done for Mille Lacs Lake area business? According to a few businesses, the boom has not yet hit and what has come has certainly not filled the void left by another walleye season stopped short earlier this month. But they maintain hope for the future.

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