Minnesota fishing

Walleye in angler's hand

Got fish?

Minnesota's fishing season officiallly begins Saturday, May 12, when walleye and northern pike season open. This year's late ice-out give you lots of time to get ready for opening day.


Spawning walleye schooled together

Fishing closures

Spring hasn't sprung. Late ice-out dates mean seasonal closures become necessary in some places to protect fish concentrated in spawning areas.
Seasonal closures »


Ice house

Does your shelter need a license?

Any ice shelter that doesn't collapse, fold or disassemble for transportation needs a shelter license.
Get the details »

Angler holding a fish

Going fishing?

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