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Follow along at Minnesota's 70th annual celebration of fishing


Regional fishing roundupsMap of DNR regions in Minnesota

Area fisheries managers for the Minnesota DNR have prepared these summary outlook reports based on their observations and experience.

In the news

07/21/2017 Conserving Mille Lacs walleye population requires regulation changes
07/21/2017 Mille Lacs Lake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for summer 2017
07/20/2017 Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp
07/17/2017 DNR seeking input on Lake Vermilion management plan
07/13/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in 2 Crow Wing County waters
07/06/2017 DNR to modernize its electronic system for hunting and fishing licenses
07/05/2017 Reminder: Mille Lacs walleye fishing closed from July 7-27
06/30/2017 Zebra mussel confirmed in Wright County's Cedar Lake
06/29/2017 'Clean, Drain, Dispose' to prevent invasive species spread July 4 and year-round
06/29/2017 Zero tolerance for boating while intoxicated
06/27/2017 Modest recreation fee increases go into effect July 1
06/26/2017 Fishing made easy ? no license, no equipment and no experience required at Minnesota state parks
06/19/2017 Saints offer free hat in partnership with DNR
06/12/2017 Angler ties his own state record for flathead catfish
06/09/2017 DNR seeks outside review of Mille Lacs Lake walleye questions and concerns
06/08/2017 Minnesota's largest invasive carp captured near Redwood Falls
06/07/2017 Reminder: Mille Lacs walleye fishing closed from July 7-27
06/05/2017 Minnesota Twins and DNR partner to offer free hat on Father's Day
05/30/2017 Muskie season begins Saturday
05/30/2017 DNR sees boatload of state record fish applications
05/11/2017 Modest license fee increase needed to sustain Minnesota's great fishing
05/11/2017 Anglers can boost chances that fish survive after catch and release
05/11/2017 Regional fishing reports available from DNR in preparation for opener
05/11/2017 Saints offer discounts, free hat in partnership with DNR
05/11/2017 Take a mom fishing on Mother's Day weekend
05/10/2017 DNR fisheries summer fieldwork schedule on Aitkin area lakes
05/09/2017 Mississippi River holds great angling for fishing opener
05/08/2017 How to keep kids hooked on fishing? Catch some big fish
05/04/2017 New zebra mussel-sniffing K9s take aim at aquatic invasive species
05/01/2017 Catch a lake sturgeon sporting a tag? Report it
04/28/2017 Itasca County fishing closures will protect spawning fish
04/28/2017 Experimental northern pike regulations repealed on Bowstring, Round lakes
04/28/2017 Grand Marais area fisheries announces survey work
04/20/2017 Walleye stamps support better fishing across Minnesota
04/17/2017 Thinking deeply about your own fishing

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