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.


Mille Lacs walleyes close Sept. 6

a walleye in a net Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake will close for the 2019 open-water season on Friday, Sept. 6, so state anglers do not exceed a safe walleye harvest level.

Comment on special fishing regulations

A northern pike During a series of 17 public meetings, anglers and others can learn more and give their opinions about proposed changes in 2020 to special fishing regulations for 30 lakes.