Fishing regulations

Fishing licenses for the 2024-25 license year go on sale Sunday, Feb. 18, and will be effective from March 1, 2024, to Feb. 28, 2025.

If you are buying a license for the upcoming 2024-25 license year, from Feb. 18-29, 2024, you must specify that you wish to purchase a fishing license for the upcoming 2024-25 license year. Failure to do so will result in the purchase of a fishing license for the 2023-24 license year, which ends on Feb. 29, 2024.

The purchase price of every fishing license goes into the Game and Fish Fund, a dedicated account that can only be used for fish, wildlife, law enforcement and certain other related activities.

Current regulations booklet

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Additional information

License information

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.

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