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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

01/08/2018 Minnesotans age 16 or older fish free with kids Jan. 13-15
12/29/2017 2017 was a great year for hunting, fishing and getting outdoors in Minnesota
12/18/2017 DNR announces new special angling regulations
12/11/2017 11 citizens appointed to Game and Fish Fund oversight committees
12/04/2017 Women can learn outdoor skills at DNR winter workshop
12/04/2017 New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018
11/30/2017 Early ice is not safe, wear life jackets on cold water
11/21/2017 DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans
11/20/2017 Fish houses and wheelhouses require license purchase for ice fishing
11/09/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in Medicine Lake in Hennepin County
11/06/2017 Upper Red Lake winter walleye regulations announced
11/03/2017 Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye
10/30/2017 Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest
10/25/2017 Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on Tower area lakes
10/02/2017 DNR makes progress on conservation and outdoor recreation goals
09/18/2017 Citizens can apply to serve on Lake of the Woods input group
09/18/2017 Whitefish-tullibee sport-netting to open on northern lakes
09/18/2017 DNR seeks designs for Minnesota's 2018 walleye stamp
09/14/2017 DNR seeks citizens to serve on spending oversight committees
09/14/2017 Program evaluation finds efficiencies for walleye stocking
09/05/2017 Angler breaks catch-and-release record for flathead catfish
08/17/2017 Saints offer free hat, discounted tickets through partnership with DNR ?
08/10/2017 Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest
08/10/2017 Minnesota River listed for zebra mussels, invasive carp
08/10/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in Whiskey Lake, Chippewa Lake in Douglas County
07/31/2017 Zebra mussels confirmed in Douglas County's Burgen Lake
07/21/2017 Conserving Mille Lacs walleye population requires regulation changes
07/21/2017 Mille Lacs Lake Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for summer 2017
07/13/2017 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
06/27/2017 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
06/12/2017 Angler ties his own state record for flathead catfish

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