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

Panning for Fossils and GemstonesPanning for Fossils and Gemstones

Collecting gemstones and fossils is exciting for all ages. Each rock or fossil found has a different history and unique story to tell. Use what you discover in your mining rough bag to become an amateur geologist or paleontologist, and jumpstart your own collection. Presented by Portside Bait & Liquor and Cold River Mining

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

Fire Weather Warning

3:33 AM CDT on May 06, 2016
7:00 PM CDT on May 06, 2016
Partly Cloudy
Friday 05/06 20%
Partly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 05/07 0%
Mainly sunny. High 69F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Contact Us

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

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