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.


First-time winner for trout stamp

The 2020 trout stamp Melissa Mickelson's painting of a rainbow trout eating a minnow made her a first-time winner in the Minnesota trout and salmon stamp contest.


First-time winner for walleye stamp

The 2020 walleye stamp A first-time winner took top honors at the habitat stamp contest that determined the artwork for the 2020 version of the Minnesota walleye stamp.