Minnesota fishing

Crappie in angler's hand

Got fish?

Although not every kind of fish lives everywhere, 162 species of fish can be found in Minnesota waters.


Spawning walleye schooled together

Fishing closures

The ice is out but late ice-out dates mean seasonal closures still may be in effect in some places to protect fish concentrated in spawning areas.
Seasonal closures »


A northern pike

Measure your pike

Too many small pike cause problems for perch and panfish. Three-zone management aims to fix that.
What zone are you in? »

Angler holding a fish

Going fishing?

Buy your license »
Know the rules »
Find a lake or river »