Your license dollars are the fiscal foundation of this fish and wildlife management. At the core of Minnesota's great fishing is a system of DNR research, management and effective law enforcement. This system has made Minnesota one a top angling destinations in the nation. It is the foundation that generates $2.4 billion in annual Minnesota retail sales and supports over 35,000 Minnesota fishing-related jobs.
Minnesota anglers consider the fishing opener -- when walleye, northern pike, and sauger become legal game on the state's inland waters -- one of the defining moments of their year.
Minnesota's Walleye Fishing Opener is the Saturday two weeks before Memorial Day weekend. This allows most walleyes to spawn before being caught by anglers.
Anglers don't have to purchase a walleye stamp to land Minnesota's most popular gamefish, but buying a walleye stamp today just might help your catch later.