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.


About Mille Lacs walleye fishing closure

Fishing on Mille Lacs lake Mille Lacs Lake is closed to walleye fishing for the month of July, with the anticipation of a fall walleye season ahead.


How to report fish die-offs

Anyone who finds several or more dead fish in a lake or stream can help by reporting these fish die-offs. Anyone who finds several or more dead fish in a lake or stream can help by reporting these fish die-offs.


Time to fish for bass

Two young anglers hold large bass while standing on a dock. Bass fishing season is open and this is a great time to cast a line for these fun-to-catch fish.


Removing lake plants could require a permit

Bluegills near aquatic plants Lakeshore property owners are reminded that a permit may be required to remove aquatic plants.


Regional fishing reports available

A boat on the water Anglers can find regional fishing reports that include details about waters throughout each region.