Minnesota Fishing

Underwater photo of a muskellunge

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A different kind of pike

The 2016 muskie season opened Saturday, June 4. Learn more about this native fish that Ojibway call maashkinoozhe.

Fishing boats on a lake opening morning

Fishing forecasts

Check out the 2016 fishing roundups for each of Minnesota's four regions.
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Angler holding a fish

Going fishing?

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Walleye eggs hatch in DNR's St. Paul hatchery

The hatch is on

Walleye population research sends fry hatched from captured eggs back to Mille Lacs Lake.
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Fish being properly released after being caught

A helping hand

Fish populations don't grow as fast as demand. Practice some natural recycling on your next trip.
Learn how »

A northern pike

Zone defense

Too many small pike cause problems for perch and panfish. Three-zone management aims to fix that.
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