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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

03/19/2018Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Lake Mille Lacs
03/15/2018DNR to change trout stocking in Lake Superior
03/14/2018DNR seeks comment on Tower area lake management plans
03/08/2018DNR fisheries seeks comments on Brainerd area lake management plans
03/08/2018DNR fisheries to discuss changes in the Lake Winnibigoshish ecosystem
03/05/2018New northern pike fishing regulations coming for fishing opener
03/01/2018Deadline to remove fish houses approaching
03/01/2018DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake and stream management plans
02/26/2018DNR announces new recreational skills classes for women and families
02/20/20182017 fish, game and trapping licenses expire Feb. 28
02/20/2018Register for beginner fly-fishing weekend for youth-adult pairs
02/16/2018DNR fisheries seeks comments on Sand, Tamarack lake management plans
02/16/2018DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake and stream management plans
01/23/2018DNR hires new Mille Lacs Lake fisheries supervisor 
01/08/2018Minnesotans age 16 or older fish free with kids Jan. 13-15
12/29/20172017 was a great year for hunting, fishing and getting outdoors in Minnesota
12/18/2017DNR announces new special angling regulations
12/11/201711 citizens appointed to Game and Fish Fund oversight committees
12/04/2017New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018
11/21/2017DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans
11/20/2017Fish houses and wheelhouses require license purchase for ice fishing
11/09/2017Zebra mussels confirmed in Medicine Lake in Hennepin County
11/06/2017Upper Red Lake winter walleye regulations announced
11/03/2017Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed 1 walleye
10/30/2017Duluth artist wins walleye stamp contest
10/02/2017DNR makes progress on conservation and outdoor recreation goals
09/18/2017Citizens can apply to serve on Lake of the Woods input group
09/18/2017Whitefish-tullibee sport-netting to open on northern lakes
09/18/2017DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2018 walleye stamp
09/14/2017DNR seeks citizens to serve on spending oversight committees
09/14/2017Program evaluation finds efficiencies for walleye stocking
09/05/2017Angler breaks catch-and-release record for flathead catfish
08/17/2017Saints offer free hat, discounted tickets through partnership with DNR  
08/10/2017Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest
08/10/2017Minnesota River listed for zebra mussels, invasive carp

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