Fishing seasons

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

Openers

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Inland (Minnesota) waters

General

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04/01/20 - 11/30/20Flathead catfishStatewide inland waters
05/09/20 - 09/30/20Lake troutStatewide inland waters
05/23/20 - 02/28/21Largemouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
05/23/20 - 09/13/20Smallmouth bassStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota
06/06/20 - 11/30/20MuskellungeStatewide inland waters
06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeonStatewide inland waters
09/14/20 - 02/28/21Smallmouth bass catch-and-releaseStatewide excluding northeastern Minnesota

Northeast

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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01/01/21 - 03/31/21Stream trout in lakes Waters entirely within the BWCA

Lake Superior

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12/01/19 - 10/03/21Lake Superior and tributaries 

Stream trout

General

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04/18/20 - 09/30/20Stream trout Excludes southeastern Minnesota
05/09/20 - 10/31/20Stream trout in lakesStatewide

Southeast

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04/18/20 - 09/14/20Stream troutSoutheastern Minnesota
04/18/20 - 09/15/20Stream troutSpecific southeastern state parks and cities
09/15/20 - 10/15/20Stream trout catch-and-releaseSoutheastern Minnesota
09/16/20 - 04/16/21Stream trout catch-and-releaseSpecific southeastern state parks and cities

Free fishing

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Border waters

Canada

General

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04/24/20 - 04/23/21Lake sturgeon (seasons compiled) - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/04/20 - 09/30/20Stream troutMinnesota waters that border Canada
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Canada border watersMinnesota waters that border Canada
06/20/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Canada border waters Minnesota waters that border Canada

Lake of the Woods

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05/09/20 - 02/28/21Walleye and sauger - Four Mile BayLake of the Woods
05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Lake of the Woods 

Namakan, Sand Point, Little Vermillion lakes

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05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Namakan, Sand Point and Little VermilionMinnesota waters that border Canada

Rainy Lake

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05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Rainy LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada

Rainy River

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05/09/20 - 02/28/21Walleye and sauger - Rainy RiverMinnesota waters that border Canada

Saganaga Lake

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05/09/20 - 04/14/21Walleye and sauger - Saganaga LakeMinnesota waters that border Canada

North Dakota

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03/01/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota
06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - North Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border North Dakota

South Dakota

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06/16/20 - 04/14/21Lake sturgeon catch-and-release only - South Dakota border watersMinnesota waters that border South Dakota

Wisconsin

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05/25/19 - 03/01/21Largemouth and smallmouth bass (seasons compiled) - Wisconsin-Minnesota border watersMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
03/01/20 - 03/01/21Sturgeon - Wisconsin border waters (seasons compiled)Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
04/01/20 - 11/30/20Flathead catfish - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/02/20 - 03/01/21Walleye and sauger - St. Croix RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/09/20 - 03/01/21Walleye and sauger - St. Louis RiverMinnesota waters that border Wisconsin
05/23/20 - 11/30/20Muskellunge - Wisconsin border waters Minnesota waters that border Wisconsin