2013 Fishing Regulations (6 MB | 88 pg)
Effective March 1, 2013
The online version of the 2013 Fishing Regulations contains the latest corrections to the printed version. Updates are in green text and highlighted with an arrow in the page margin. Deleted language that is no longer applicable appears in a strike-through typeface.
As pictured here, an Alabama/Umbrella/Yumbrella lure is not legal in Minnesota waters because it contains multiple lures/baits on the same line, each with a hook and each capable of catching a fish. Read more about this lure and modifications that would make it legal in Minnesota waters.
Though you can't see it on a fish finder, at the bottom of Minnesota's great fishing is a system of DNR research, management and effective law enforcement. This system has made Minnesota one of the nation's top five angling destinations. It is the foundation that generates $3 billion in annual Minnesota retail sales and supports 43,000 Minnesota fishing-related jobs. DNR appreciates all the efforts of organized groups and individual hunters, anglers, trappers and others who supported new license prices, which were approved by bi-partisan support in the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. Visit our new license page to learn more about these new licenses.
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This fishing regulations document contains a synopsis of the state fishing laws and regulations. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult Minnesota Statutes and Rules of the DNR.