Hunter Winfield’s Mille Lacs Resort

Hunter Winfield’s, a Minnesota Resort, is located on Isle Bay on Mille Lacs Lake’s beautiful southeast corner. We boast breathtaking views of Father Hennepin State Park and Isle Bay.

We just wrapped up a great winter of ice fishing and introduced our 7 new darkhouses which were set up in Isle Bay…be sure and check out our Spearfishing and Darkhouse Rental Page for reservations next year – the DNR has set the regulations for next year to a northern limit of 10 per angler with one over 30″ as long as 2 under 30″ are in your immediate possession. The DNR believes that by removing some of the predatory fish, our walleye population will continue to increase….you can still come catch some great monster northern during the summer…which is the season we are gearing up for now! Our catch and keep smallmouth bass season opens on May 9th along with Walleye opener. We are limited to one Walleye this season but 6 smallies – and there are not many places you can catch a trophy walleye. Come support our fishery and enjoy the world-class fishing we have to offer.

We have great fishing off the dock, an amazing bonfire pit to take in the quiet view of Isle Bay. Enjoy hiking nearby, ATVing, boating, guide trips or our launch boat.

Our resort features:

Mille Lacs Lake Log Cabin Rental

Black Bear Bungalow

You are guaranteed the best location, price, and quality on Mille Lacs. Join us for your next fishing vacation…you won’t be sorry you did.

Isle Bay is a charming little fishing village with a population of about 700. We are tucked away  on Mille Lacs’ southeast corner – you will find yourself only a block from Main Street where there are unique shops and other conveniences such as a coffee shop, bars, and restaurants.

Our lake has some of the best Smallmouth Bass, Trophy Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie and Pan fishing in the state! And, if you aren’t in to fishing , we cater to casual boaters, hikers, bikers, snowmobilers, ATVers and more….there is so much to Lake Mille Lacs, come see for yourself.

During the Ice Fishing Season, Mille Lacs boasts approximately 5,000 ice fishing shacks each year. If you are here to do some ice fishing, check out our Ice Fishing Wheelhouse Rentals which are like no other … DirecTV, stove, oven and bathroom!

In the summer months, you will enjoy breathtaking sunsets over Father Hennepin while casting a line off our 200′ white oak pier. Catch walleye, northern, bass, or pan fish including perch and sunfish. This year we have had some of the biggest fish ever off the dock – a few over 28″ even as well as some nice keepers!



Mille Lacs Lake Launch Fishing

Brand New 2013 Launch!

About Us

Hunter Winfield’s is a “mom-n’-pop” resort owned by Mike & Margie Christensen. Mike has been a guide on the lake for over 15 years. Read more About Mike.

Margie works the office with the help of Nelle and Dave and just got her real estate license so if you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the area, be sure to let her know!

About Mille Lacs

Mille Lacs is Minnesota’s second largest lake best known for walleye, smallmouth bass, and muskie fishing. Mille Lacs is 132,500 acres and stretches 18 miles in one direction and over 20 miles the other direction. Our southern half of the lake is known for its gravel and rock bars. Even if you aren’t here to fish, visitors enjoy casual cruises around the lake where you’ll find Hennepin Island and Spirit Island which together make up a national wildlife refuge.  Mille Lacs is home to walleye, northern muskie, jumbo perch, bass (large and small mouth), crappie, eelpout, and tullibee. In the winter, more than 5,000 ice fishing houses decorate the landscape. Read more about Mille Lacs Lake.


Give the Gift of Fishing!

We offer custom gift certificates – buy someone an ice fishing trip, guide trip, cabin or launch trip! Just give us a call to discuss your needs. We can customize and email the certificate or send it along with a brochure.

Our New Launch has made Waves…Check out the Schedule:
Still one of the newer launches on the lake…book a charter now or watch here for the summer open boat schedule.

DayTrips Scheduled
See you for opener!8-12, 1-4; 5-10



Isle’s Weather

Monday 05/25 20%
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Tuesday 05/26 10%
Cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 05/27 0%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 82F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.