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.

 

The 2020 trout stamp

First-time winner chosen in trout stamp contest

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

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The 2020 walleye stamp

First time winner takes walleye stamp contest

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.

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A northern pike

Comment on special fishing regulations

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

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The drawndown of Lilttle Rock Lake is expected to reduce algae growths such as this.

Drawdown begins at Little Rock Lake-Sartell Pool

The Little Rock Lake-Sartell Pool drawdown began Aug. 1.

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A walleye in a net

Cass Lake draft plan available

Cass Lake, one of Minnesota's 10 large walleye lakes, has a new draft management plan and the DNR is seeking input on it.

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A large sunfish

DNR seeking to improve sunfish size quality

Local fisheries managers with the DNR are responding to angler desire for bigger sunfish by seeking out specific lakes that would be a good fit for improving sunfish size quality by reducing sunfish bag limits.

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A boat on a lake near aquatic plants

Talk about fishing, AIS and access

You're invited to join conversations about public access to Minnesota's lakes and rivers, providing excellent recreational fishing and stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

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