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Helping you discover, explore and enjoy quality fishing and the aquatic habitats that make it possible on Minnesota's 5,400 managed lakes and 18,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams.

Sunset on northern Minnesota's Lake Vermilion

Fish group openings

Positions need to be filled on five citizen groups that meet several times each year to discuss research, population, harvest trends and fisheries management with DNR fisheries staff.
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A Mille Lacs Lake walleye in a landing net

Less is more

Mille Lacs Lake's walleye population is down but low food supplies and lower fishing pressure have resulted in phenomenal walleye catch rates.
Learn why »