Fishing seasons & events

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05/25/19 - 03/01/21Largemouth and smallmouth bass (seasons compiled) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border watersMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
12/01/19 - 10/03/21Lake Superior and tributaries 
01/01/20 - 12/31/20Iowa border waters (compiled)Minnesota waters that border Iowa
02/24/20 - 02/28/21Bowfishing (seasons compiled)Statewide and an early season area
03/01/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
03/01/20 - 03/01/21Sturgeon - Wisconsin border waters (seasons compiled)Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
04/01/20 - 11/30/20Flathead catfishStatewide inland waters
04/01/20 - 11/30/20Flathead catfish - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
04/18/20 - 09/30/20Stream trout Excludes southeastern Minnesota
04/24/20 - 04/23/21Lake sturgeon (seasons compiled) - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
04/25/20 - 02/28/21Spearing, harpooning and dip net seasons (compiled)Statewide
05/02/20 - 03/01/21Walleye and sauger - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/04/20 - 09/30/20Stream troutMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 09/30/20Lake troutStatewide inland waters
05/09/20 - 10/31/20Stream trout in lakesStatewide
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Lake of the Woods 
05/09/20 - 02/28/21Walleye and sauger - Four Mile BayLake of the Woods
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little VermilionMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Rainy LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 02/28/21Walleye and sauger - Rainy RiverMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Saganaga LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 03/01/21Walleye and sauger - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/23/20 - 02/28/21Largemouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/23/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
06/06/20 - 11/30/20MuskellungeStatewide inland waters
06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeonStatewide inland waters
06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota
06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
06/20/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada
09/14/20 - 02/28/21Smallmouth bass catch-and-releaseStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
09/15/20 - 10/15/20Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
09/16/20 - 04/16/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
11/15/20 - 02/28/21Dark house spearingStatewide