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.


A northern pike swimming

New pike regulations

Because characteristics of pike populations differ in various regions of the state, different regulations in each of the state's three zones will build better fishing opportunities.
Zone boundaries & reasons »

A Mille Lacs Lake walleye in a landing net

Lanesboro hatchery needs fixes

Trout hatched in Lanesboro are used to stock about 67 streams and 101 lakes each year across Minnesota. Without fixes, trout stocking could be disrupted.
See what's needed & why »