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.
- Minnesota fishing regulations
- View online
- Find current regulations for a specific lake
- Fishing seasons
Expired 2022-23 regulations
- Alabama/Umbrella/Yumbrella rig
- BaitCloud is illegal
- Ice fishing shelter licenses and removal dates
- Liberalized lakes
- Northern pike zones
- Seasonal fishing closures
- 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.