Welcome to Portside Bait & Liquor on Mille Lacs Lake

Come to Portside where the service is friendly, the coffee is strong, and the fish tales are many¬† – and where you’ll probably run into lots of other folks meeting and talking about what’s happening on Mille Lacs.

Live BaitPortside has the largest selection and highest quality live bait in the area. Carrying Rainbows, Shiners, Fat Heads, Crappie and Sucker Minnows, as well as waxies, larva, night crawlers and leeches, we stock the live bait you need to be successful on the lake year round.

Located just North of downtown Isle, Portside Bait & Liquor is a “must stop” before heading out fishing.¬† Stop in to pickup all of your fishing gear and supplies at our convenience store.

  • Resident & Non-resident Licenses
  • Mille Lacs Tackle & Maps
  • Gas, LP Gas
  • Groceries, Ice & Supplies
  • We also rent Aqua-Vews, Augers and Depth-Finders during the winter ice fishing season!
Check out our shirt galley!

Check out our shirt galley!

Shirt Galley

  • Tons of Mille Lacs T-shirts, Sweatshirts & Hats
  • Souvenirs
  • Coffee & Cappuccino Bar
  • Computer Nook

Off-Sale Liquor

  • Huge selection of Wine & Spirits
  • Beer Cave (no flashlights needed)
  • Wine Tasting Events

Micro Putt GolfMicroPuttGolf

  • Fun little 9 hole Micro Putt Golf
  • $3.00 putter rental


We also have Mini-Storage

Your One Stop Shop!

Mille Lacs Weather

Snow Showers
Friday 11/28 50%
Snow Showers
Variable clouds with snow showers. High around 20F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 11/29 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies. High near 35F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Contact Us

Portside Bait & Liquor
1 mile North of Isle on Highway 47
(320) 676-3811
Email: steve@johnsonsportside.com
www.johnsonsportside.com

Bait & Convenience Store Hours
7am-9pm SUN-THUR
6am-10pm FRI-SAT Mean Walleye