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

free the fighter trophy board

Enter the Free the Fighter Trophy Board

17" to 21 15/16" receive 20% discount on commemorative art through MLSA; however 22" and longer will receive a complimentary commemorative art (up to 22 for the season). Many thanks to corporate partner Scheels. Purchase is through MLSA and art is provided by The Catch and Release Shop. Regular price is $100 so with 20% discount is $80. The print will come rolled and shipped in a cardboard tube. Suitable for framing.

Other random prizes and gift cards for entries throughout the summer. Must be a member to enter (but join at the time of entry is allowed). Entries extend permission to use photo in MLSA efforts. Thank you.

After all, this is about preserving and maintaining the trophy smallmouth fishery on Mille Lacs. 

If you'd rather join offline, please contact us.


Release your smallmouth and join our Free the Fighter Trophy Board. Incentives for 17" and longer released, but when a 21" is released receive a commemorative print from MLSA and corporate partner Scheels (for 2018 season). Use form below to enter or email and we will send you the forms with directions to enter. This is a member benefit, but entering and joining are allowed at the same time. 

Our Recommendation:

*Two Fish Under 15 inches
*Implement the Fall Catch and Release Season
*No Smallmouth Bass to be Kept Over 15 inch

Sign Our Petition for 2018 Regs