Fishing seasons & events

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05/11/19 - 04/14/20Walleye and saugerMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/11/19 - 04/14/20Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little VermilionMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/11/19 - 04/14/20Walleye and sauger - Rainy LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/25/19 - 03/01/21Largemouth and smallmouth bass (seasons compiled) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border watersMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
09/15/19 - 04/16/20Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
12/01/19 - 10/03/21Lake Superior and tributaries 
01/01/20 - 04/17/20Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
01/01/20 - 03/31/20Lake troutBWCA lakes entirely within Minnnesota
01/01/20 - 12/31/20Iowa border waters (compiled)Minnesota waters that border Iowa
01/18/20 - 03/31/20Stream trout in lakesOutside or partly outside the BWCA
01/18/20 - 03/31/20Lake troutStatewide inland waters
02/20/20 - 03/31/20Ice shelter removal deadline for border waters (compiled)Border waters
02/24/20 - 02/28/21Bowfishing (seasons compiled)Statewide and an early season area
03/01/20 - 04/14/20Sturgeon - lake and shovelnoseStatewide inland waters
03/01/20 - 04/14/20Walleye and sauger - Lake of the WoodsMinnesota waters that border Canada
03/01/20 - 04/14/20Walleye and sauger catch-and-release - Four Mile BayLake of the Woods
03/01/20 - 04/14/20Walleye and sauger - Rainy RiverMinnesota waters that border Canada
03/01/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
03/01/20 - 04/14/20Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South 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
04/08/20Fisheries Oversight CommitteeDNR Headquarters
04/11/20Fly Fishing For BeginnersWhitewater State Park
04/15/20 - 06/15/20Lake sturgeon closed - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota
04/15/20 - 06/15/20Lake sturgeon closed - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
04/17/20Women's Fly Fishing ClinicAfton State Park
04/18/20 - 09/30/20Stream trout Excludes southeastern Minnesota
04/18/20 - 09/14/20Stream troutSoutheastern Minnesota
04/18/20 - 09/15/20Stream troutSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
04/18/20Trout openerStatewide inland waters
04/21/20Budget Oversight CommitteeDNR Headquarters
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 - 05/22/20Smallmouth and largemouth bass catch-and-releaseStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/09/20 - 09/30/20Lake troutStatewide inland waters
05/09/20 - 10/31/20Stream trout in lakesStatewide
05/09/20 - 05/10/20Take a Mom Fishing WeekendStatewide
05/09/20Walleye, sauger and northern pike openerStatewide inland waters
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
05/16/20Fishing for funFort Snelling State Park
05/19/20Budget Oversight CommitteeDNR Headquarters
05/23/20 - 09/13/20Smallmouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/23/20 - 02/28/21Largemouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/23/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/24/20Fly Fishing for BeginnersForestville Mystery Cave State Park
05/31/20Go-n-SeineFort Snelling State Park
06/03/20Learn the Skill of Fly Casting! Mini-workshopItasca State Park
06/05/20 - 06/07/20Take a Kid Fishing WeekendStatewide
06/05/20Fishing Friday MorningsMille Lacs Kathio State Park
06/06/20 - 11/30/20MuskellungeStatewide inland waters
06/06/20Muskellunge openerStatewide inland waters
06/10/20Learn the Skill of Fly Casting! Mini-workshopItasca State Park
06/12/20Fishing Friday Mornings Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
06/13/20Outdoor Recreation Day Father Hennepin State Park
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
06/19/20Fishing Friday Mornings Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
06/19/20Kids Fishing at the PierLake Bemidji State Park
06/20/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada
06/26/20Fishing Friday Mornings Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
06/26/20Kids Fishing at Ludlow PondBig Bog State Recreation Area