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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

07/16/2018Outdoor skills workshop for women scheduled for Sept. 14-16
07/12/2018Lake of the Woods fisheries management plan open house July 24
07/09/2018Reminder: Minnesota Twins and DNR offer free hats
07/02/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County, Floyd Lake in Becker County
06/28/2018DNR urges caution on swollen lakes and rivers
06/28/2018Boaters and anglers must take steps to prevent aquatic invasive species spread
06/26/2018Brad Parsons named state fisheries chief
06/25/2018Wildlife Drive opening at Roseau River Wildlife Management Area
06/25/2018DNR seeks artwork for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp 
06/18/2018DNR considering changes to Lake of the Woods walleye and sauger regulations
06/18/2018Zebra mussels confirmed in Norway Lake and Diamond Lake in Kandiyohi County
06/11/2018East Moore Lake in Fridley named one of the top 50 ‘Mom Approved’ lakes
06/11/2018DNR seeking citizen input on Lake of the Woods management plan update
06/07/2018Minnesota state parks to offer free admission on June 9
06/07/2018DNR officials announce next phase of construction at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park
06/04/2018DNR invites public to serve on council to help boost hunter, angler numbers
05/29/2018Estimate of Mille Lacs walleye population underway
05/21/2018Angler sets new benchmark for lake sturgeon catch-and-release record
05/21/2018A whopper silver redhorse sets new state record
05/21/2018Spring is a great time to go bass fishing
05/14/2018Minnesota Twins and DNR offer free hats
05/10/2018Walleye egg take a success despite squeeze of late ice-out
05/10/2018Lake Sarah egg take finished for 2018, genetic experiment continues
05/10/2018Minnesota anglers and boaters need to pay attention to aquatic invasive species laws
05/08/2018DNR considering changes to walleye regulations on Leech Lake
05/07/2018Angler breaks state record for golden redhorse
05/07/2018Decades later, Mt. Tom still provides fantastic views
05/07/2018Reminder: Northern pike zone regulations in effect for fishing opener
05/07/2018Fishing opener: What people need to know
05/03/2018The water’s fine – or almost melted – so let’s go fishing!
05/02/2018Grand Marais area fisheries announces survey work
05/02/2018DNR fisheries summer fieldwork schedule on Aitkin area lakes
05/02/2018Minnesota, Wisconsin DNRs to discuss bag, size limits on Mississippi
04/30/2018Special regulations vs. northern pike zones: Which wins?
04/30/2018Hook a catfish and get hooked on fun

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