Fishing seasons

For a complete list of fishing seasons please check the fishing regulations.

Openers

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04/16/22Stream trout openerStatewide inland streams
05/14/22Walleye, sauger and northern pike openerStatewide inland waters
06/04/22Muskellunge openerStatewide inland waters

Inland (Minnesota) waters

General

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05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye, sauger and northern pikeStatewide inland waters
05/29/21 - 02/27/22Largemouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeonStatewide inland waters

Northeast

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05/15/21 - 02/27/22Smallmouth and largemouth bass - northeastern MinnesotaNortheastern Minnesota

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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There are currently no event listings.

Lake Superior

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05/15/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and northern pikeLake Superior and tributaries
12/01/21 - 10/02/22Lake troutLake Superior and tributaries

Stream trout

General

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There are currently no event listings.

Southeast

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09/15/21 - 04/15/22Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities

Free fishing

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01/15/22 - 01/17/22Take a Kid Ice Fishing WeekendStatewide

Border waters

Canada

General

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10/01/20 - 04/23/22Lake sturgeon (click here for season dates) - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and saugerMinnesota waters that border Canada

Lake of the Woods

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05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Four Mile BayLake of the Woods
05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Lake of the WoodsMinnesota waters that border Canada

Namakan, Sand Point, Little Vermillion lakes

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05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little VermilionMinnesota waters that border Canada

Rainy Lake

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05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Rainy LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada

Rainy River

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05/15/21 - 02/27/22Walleye and sauger - Rainy RiverMinnesota waters that border Canada

Saganaga Lake

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05/15/21 - 04/14/22Walleye and sauger - Saganaga LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada

North Dakota

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06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota

South Dakota

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06/16/21 - 04/14/22Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota

Wisconsin

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03/01/21 - 04/14/22Sturgeon - Wisconsin border waters (click here for season dates)Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/01/21 - 03/01/22Northern pike - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/01/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and sauger - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/15/21 - 03/01/22Northern pike - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/15/21 - 03/01/22Walleye and sauger - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/29/21 - 03/01/22Largemouth and smallmouth bass (click here for season dates) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border watersMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin