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Area fisheries managers for the Minnesota DNR have prepared these summary outlook reports based on their observations and experience.

In the News

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05/09/2019Waterville area fisheries crew complete yearly northern pike egg take
05/06/2019DNR crews working hard to have boat ramps and docks ready by fishing opener
05/06/2019Public invited to tour Waterville State Fish Hatchery
04/29/2019As sunfish bite heats up, anglers encouraged to eat small fish
04/17/2019Cook County fishing closures will protect spawning fish
04/15/2019Commercial fisher captures invasive silver carp in St. Croix River
04/15/2019DNR: Variable ice and water conditions highlight need for caution
04/08/2019Stream trout fishing opens statewide on April 13
04/02/2019DNR seeks comment on International Falls area lake management plans
04/01/2019Lanesboro hatchery project helps to ensure trout fishing opportunities
04/01/2019Upper Red Lake walleye regulation changes announced for open water season
03/25/2019With spring melt underway, DNR urges caution on Minnesota lakes and rivers
03/20/2019DNR seeks comment on Tower area lake management plans
03/12/2019Walleye harvest will be allowed in May on Mille Lacs Lake
03/11/2019Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Red Lake in Beltrami County
02/28/2019Check 2019 fishing regulations before heading out 
02/25/2019DNR certifies huge lake sturgeon as new catch-and-release state record
02/14/2019DNR considers drawdown of Swan Lake after discovery of common carp
02/05/2019Regulations change March 1 on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
02/04/2019DNR announces additional appointments to its leadership team
01/24/2019DNR names 2019 Conservation Officer of the Year
01/03/2019CWD discovery in Houston County prompts additional late-season deer hunts
12/21/2018In 2018, DNR worked to enhance outdoor opportunities for all Minnesotans
12/13/2018DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans
12/10/2018Fishing regulation changes effective in March on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River
12/10/2018Leech Lake walleye regulations allow more chances for harvest starting in spring
12/03/2018Northern pike anglers and spearers gearing up for winter action, new regulations
11/29/2018DNR seeks input on master plan for Red Lake Wildlife Management Area in northwest Minnesota
11/19/2018Upper Red Lake walleye regulations continue for winter season
11/01/2018Lakeville artist wins walleye stamp contest
10/30/2018Lake Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye starting Dec. 1
10/29/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Riley, Carver County
10/29/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in several central Minnesota lakes
10/25/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Elkhorn Lake in Kandiyohi County
10/25/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Sarah in Murray County

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