Fishing licenses are effective from March 1 to the last day of February of the following year. A fishing license for the current 2023-24 license year is effective until Feb. 29, 2024.
Current regulations booklet
- English: Minnesota fishing regulations
- Hmong: Cov cai nuv ntses hauv lav Minnesota
- Karen: မံၣ်နံၣ်စိထၣ် တၢ်တခွဲညၣ် တၢ်သိၣ်တၢ်သီတၢ်ဘျၢ
- Somali: Sharciyada kalluumeysiga ee Minnesota
- Spanish: Regulaciones de pesca de Minnesota
- View online
- Alabama/Umbrella/Yumbrella rig
- BaitCloud is illegal
- Ice fishing shelter licenses and removal dates
- Liberalized lakes
- Northern pike zones
- Seasonal fishing closures (Updated 4/28/23)
- Whitefish - Cisco sport gillnetting
- Fishing licenses
- Buy a mobile license
- Fishing License Guide (Spanish) / Guía de la licencia de pesca en español
This information is available in an alternative format upon request. E-mail the DNR Information Center at [email protected] or call at (651) 296-6157 or (888) MINNDNR.
This fishing regulations document contains a synopsis of the state fishing laws and regulations. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult Minnesota Statutes and Rules of the DNR.