Mille Lacs Lake Ice Thickness Map 01/24/2021

Ice Fishing Mille Lacs publishes the updated Mille Lacs Lake-wide ice thickness map for 01/24/2021. Our ice thickness map highlights ice thicknesses throughout the lake.

The Current State of Mille Lacs Lake Ice Thickness

The past week has seen little change to the ice thickness on Mille Lacs Lake. At most, some areas have seen an increase of about 1″, while due to snow cover, other regions have seen little to no change.


It is still highly advisable not to travel cross country yet on Mille Lacs with vehicles and vehicles with wheeled ice fishing houses in tow. Besides pressure ridges and under bridges, all lake areas are walkable and can accommodate ATVs, UTVs, and snowmobiles. Still, all ice anglers should utilize caution when accessing Mille Lacs Lake and check with local DNR or Mille Lacs resorts before going onto the ice. Using the many Mille Lacs public accesses is not advised at this given time as many reports of anglers getting stuck and having to be towed off the lake continue to come in.

Mille Lacs Ice Is Still Moving

Significant ice movement is still going on in almost all areas across the lake. The most ice movement has been from the southwest area along the west side and across the northern regions of Mille Lacs. However, ice heaves and bridges can be found all over Mille Lacs right now. Be sure to call your Mille Lacs Lake Resort before heading up to get the latest ice update.


Ice Fishing Mille Lacs also features a lake-wide Resorts Ice Roads Map that shares the resort ice roads’ locations from around the lake. Be sure to check out our Mille Lacs lake webcams page where we feature all the top resort’s live webcams from across the lake.


Please note that lake ice is never safe! 2021 is NO exception. Our 2021 Mille Lacs ice thickness map is shared for entertainment purposes only. Anglers should not use our map as their sole reference of ice thickness information for Mille Lacs Lake. Be smart, Be Safe!

We are keeping all of our previous Mille Lace Lake thickness maps on file for review for years to come. We also released our top fish finders for Mille Lacs review and look to help those renting an ice fishing house on Mille Lacs.

Roach’s Guide Service Mille Lacs Ice Report

Mille Lacs ice fishing guide Tony Roach goes over a Mille Lacs Lake Ice Report for January 20th, 2021.


Tony still advises anglers not to go “Baha-ing” off of the resort ice roads because of the snow depths.

Roach’s Guide Service also noted that they are seeing an average of 14″ to 16″ inches of ice on Mille Lacs Lake currently, but has found some spots at 11″ to 12″ inch thick range. Roach advises everyone to be safe and to stay on the resort’s stacked paths. Roach’s Guide Service is keeping their ice houses in areas with safe ice and taking their client’s mobile and targeting walleyes and perch remotely with portable fish houses.