Learn to fish

Start fishing

Fishing rod and reel sitting on a dockWe can help you get started fishing. Check out our tips and links to helpful videos and blogs on how to fish, filleting fish, frying fish and more.

Find a place

We can help you find a place to fish. The DNR has maps for 4,500 fishing lakes, trout streams, fishing piers, urban ponds, canoe landings and more.

How-to guides

We can help you catch the fish species you seek. Check out helpful guides on catching sunfish, bass and other fish.


Spending time with someone who already fishes is the easiest way to learn to fish. If that's not an option, explore these learn to fish opportunities.

Ethics & stewardship

Fishing is more than catching. It is also important for anglers to be good stewards of Minnesota’s natural resources.

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