Fishing seasons & events

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10/01/20 - 04/23/22Lake sturgeon (click here for season dates) - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
12/01/20 - 10/03/21Lake troutLake Superior and tributaries
03/01/21 - 04/14/22Sturgeon - Wisconsin border waters (click here for season dates)Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
04/01/21 - 11/30/21Flathead catfish - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota
04/17/21 - 09/30/21Stream trout Excludes southeastern Minnesota
04/17/21 - 09/14/21Stream troutSoutheastern Minnesota
04/17/21 - 09/14/21Stream troutSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
04/17/21 - 09/07/21Brook trout and splakeLake Superior and tributaries
04/17/21 - 09/30/21Brook and brown troutLake Superior and tributaries above posted boundaries
04/17/21 - 09/30/21Rainbow trout catch-and-releaseLake Superior and tributaries above posted boundaries
05/01/21 - 09/30/21Stream troutMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/01/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and sauger - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/01/21 - 03/01/22Northern pike - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye, sauger and northern pikeStatewide inland waters
05/15/21 - 09/30/21Lake troutStatewide inland waters
05/15/21 - 10/31/21Stream trout in lakesStatewide
05/15/21 - 02/27/22Smallmouth and largemouth bass - northeastern MinnesotaNortheastern Minnesota
05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Four Mile BayLake of the Woods
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and saugerMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Lake of the WoodsMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little VermilionMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Rainy LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and northern pikeLake Superior and tributaries
05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Rainy RiverMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Saganaga LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 09/30/21Lake trout - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and sauger - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/15/21 - 03/01/22Northern pike - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/29/21 - 02/27/22Largemouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/29/21 - 09/12/21Smallmouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/29/21 - 11/30/21Muskellunge - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/29/21 - 03/01/22Largemouth and smallmouth bass (click here for season dates) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border watersMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
06/05/21 - 12/01/21MuskellungeStatewide inland waters
06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota
06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeonStatewide inland waters
06/19/21 - 11/30/21Muskellunge - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada
07/30/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
08/06/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
08/07/21Go-N-SeineFort Snelling State Park
08/13/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
08/20/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
08/25/21DNR at the State FairOnline
08/27/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
09/03/21Fishing Fridays Sibley State Park
09/15/21 - 10/15/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
09/15/21 - 04/15/22Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities