Minnesota fisheries

Collecting fish from a trap net

At work for you

Helping you discover, explore and enjoy quality fishing and the aquatic habitats that make it possible on Minnesota's 4,500 managed lakes and 16,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams.


Prepare for northern pike this season

a northern pike held by a gloved handKeeping pike? If you might want to keep northern pike, know about the state's zone regulations.


Check the sunfish regulations

a sunfishRemember to closely check the fishing regulations booklet and signs at water accesses for new sunfish limits that are in effect.


How to report fish die-offs

dead fishWe’d like your help in reporting fish die-offs in lakes and streams, which happen occasionally and usually result from natural causes.


Married combo licenses change

information required for married combo licensesThe information the DNR is requiring to buy a married combination licenses changed this year.


Renew your watercraft online

a boat on the waterBoaters, remember to give yourself enough time to renew your watercraft registration if it has expired.


Temporary fishing closures in effect

a streamTo protect spawning fish, the DNR has begun to close certain portions of some Minnesota waters.


Fishing questions answered

fishing on the Mississippi River Anglers looking to get fishing questions answered can find answers at the DNR fishing page.


Get trout fishing information

a trout Trout anglers can find more information on the DNR website.