preserving and maintaining a world-class trophy smallmouth bass fishery​

WELCOME B.A.S.S. FANS to the #1 bass fishery in the nation

We have a booth at the AOY weigh-in site at the casino. Stop by and JOIN.

Checking old attitudes at the door, we're not on a quest to harvest as many fish as possible, and we'd never measure a successful day in pounds of fish killed.

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Members know their contribution—big or small—makes all the difference. Having resources to do the work at hand? Priceless.

FREE Commemorative art gift for 22" release

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Smallmouth Bass art supplied courtesy of © Jon Q Wright / JQ Licensing www.jqlicensing.com

We've known it all along, and now the world does, too. Mille Lacs is the #1 smallmouth lake in the nation and we're excited to welcome back B.A.S.S. and the Elite Anglers for the Angler of the Year Championship. We're only two years old as an organization, but we've accomplished much. There is still more to do. We need members to continue with our message to preserve and protect this incredible fishery. Free the fighter is more than our slogan, it is our hope for the future! Release trophy smallmouth bass this summer and fall. We have goodies for you--including a first-class commemorative art for a 22+" released fish. Anglers are coming from all over the United States to fish this lake, and we want to welcome each with open arms. Shop our member businesses first.


We encourage voluntary catch and release  in order to preserve and maintain this world-class, trophy smallmouth bass fishery.

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With a spirit of cooperation, we are: sport anglers of all skill levels, area businesses, guides, clubs, tournament organizers and anyone who enjoys being outdoors. 

Mission Statement: ​The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance is a 501(c)(3)  charitable non-profit organization, recognized under IRC 401(a). The Alliance is dedicated to rebuilding, preserving and maintaining Mille Lacs as a world class trophy smallmouth bass fishery. Our work will include: educating fishermen, local businesses and visitors to the lake about the benefits of catch and release and advocating with conservation officials about sound fish management practices. We believe a healthy trophy smallmouth bass fishery contributes to the economic vitality of the Mille Lacs Lake area through tourism and overall property values and a robust community. Plus, taking care of a precious natural resource is just the right thing to do.​