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.


When your ice shelter needs a license

A portable ice shelter Minnesota fishing regulations recognize two types of shelters: portable and nonportable.


Reminder about pike zone regulations

An angler on the ice holding a northern pike As you pack those tip-ups or spears in search of northern pike, a reminder: Northern pike zone regulations went into effect in May 2018.


College students: DNR has internships

flathead catfish with a DNR Fisheries tag and number The DNR has up to 200 paid summer internships in areas such as fisheries, wildlife, forestry, parks and more.


Walleye stamps help support fish stocking

The 2020 Minnesota walleye stamp You don’t need a Minnesota walleye stamp to fish for or keep walleye, but you can buy one to help support walleye stocking.