Fishing seasons & events

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04/27/19 - 02/23/20

Spearing, harpooning and dip net seasons (compiled)

Statewide

05/11/19 - 02/23/20

Walleye, sauger and northern pike

Statewide inland waters

05/11/19 - 02/23/20

Smallmouth and largemouth bass - northeastern Minnesota

Northeastern Minnesota

05/11/19 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger

Minnesota waters that border Canada

05/11/19 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little Vermilion

Minnesota waters that border Canada

05/11/19 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger - Rainy Lake

Minnesota waters that border Canada

05/25/19 - 02/23/20

Largemouth bass

Statewide excluding northeastern Minnesota

05/25/19 - 03/01/21

Largemouth and smallmouth bass (seasons compiled) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border waters

Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin

09/09/19 - 02/23/20

Smallmouth bass catch-and-release

Statewide excluding northeastern Minnesota

09/15/19 - 04/16/20

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

11/15/19 - 02/23/20

Dark house spearing

Statewide

12/01/19 - 10/03/21

Lake Superior and tributaries

 

01/01/20 - 04/17/20

Stream trout catch-and-release - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

01/01/20 - 03/31/20

Lake trout - winter within BWCA

BWCA lakes entirely within Minnnesota

01/01/20 - 12/31/20

Iowa border waters (compiled)

Minnesota waters that border Iowa

01/18/20 - 03/31/20

Stream trout in lakes

Outside or partly outside the BWCA

01/18/20 - 03/31/20

Lake trout - winter

Statewide inland waters

01/25/20

Parent and Child Ice Fishing

Fort Snelling State Park

02/09/20

Ice Fishing for Beginners

Fort Snelling State Park

02/12/20

Fisheries Oversight Committee

DNR Headquarters

02/18/20

Budget Oversight Committee

DNR Headquarters

02/20/20 - 03/31/20

Ice shelter removal deadline for border waters (compiled)

Border waters

02/24/20 - 02/28/21

Bowfishing (seasons compiled)

Statewide and an early season area

03/01/20 - 04/14/20

Sturgeon - lake and shovelnose

Statewide inland waters

03/01/20 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger - Lake of the Woods

Minnesota waters that border Canada

03/01/20 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger catch-and-release - Four Mile Bay

Lake of the Woods

03/01/20 - 04/14/20

Walleye and sauger - Rainy River

Minnesota waters that border Canada

03/01/20 - 04/14/21

Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border waters

Minnesota waters that border North Dakota

03/01/20 - 04/14/20

Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border waters

Minnesota waters that border South Dakota

03/01/20 - 03/01/21

Sturgeon - Wisconsin border waters (seasons compiled)

Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin

03/02/20

Ice shelter removal deadline

Southern inland waters

03/14/20

Women's fly tying for fun and fishing

Afton State Park

03/14/20

Fly tying for fun and fishing

Afton State Park

03/16/20

Ice shelter removal deadline

Northern inland waters

03/17/20

Budget Oversight Committee

DNR Headquarters

04/01/20 - 11/30/20

Flathead catfish

Statewide inland waters

04/01/20 - 11/30/20

Flathead catfish - Wisconsin border waters

Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin

04/08/20

Fisheries Oversight Committee

DNR Headquarters

04/15/20 - 06/15/20

Lake sturgeon closed - South Dakota border waters

Minnesota waters that border South Dakota

04/15/20 - 06/15/20

Lake sturgeon closed - North Dakota border waters

Minnesota waters that border North Dakota

04/17/20

Women's Fly Fishing Clinic

Afton State Park

04/18/20 - 09/30/20

Stream trout

Excludes southeastern Minnesota

04/18/20 - 09/14/20

Stream trout - southeastern Minnesota

 

04/18/20 - 09/15/20

Stream trout - portions of southeastern Minnesota

Specific locations only

04/18/20

Trout opener

Statewide inland waters

04/21/20

Budget Oversight Committee

DNR Headquarters