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

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Smallmouth Bass art supplied courtesy of © Jon Q Wright / JQ Licensing

Attend Bronzeback Blowout event Saturday April 29, 2017

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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.

There is much to do in the year ahead, and we couldn't do it without YOU. That's why renewing your membership  (or joining for the first time) as well as attending our biggest fundraiser event of the year are so important. Tickets are now available for the Saturday, April 29, 2017 Bronzeback Blowout Event. (See the green button in top right corner for registration link.) This year at Izatys Resort in Onamia, we need your attendance and a willingness to donate items for the event as well as come ready to bid. 

When B.A.S.S. was on Mille Lacs for the Angler of the Year Championship, pros showed the world this incredible fishery. Soon, anglers will come from all over the United States to fish this lake, and we want to welcome each with open arms, and our businesses to enjoy the economic impact of their travel dollars. But we need to encourage voluntary catch and release  in order to preserve and maintain this world-class, trophy smallmouth bass fishery. We didn't get everything we hoped for in 2017 regulations. It makes raising funds for our marketing and education campaign all that more important.

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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. 

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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.​