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Fishing Minnesota

EZFishing brings you Minnesota's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 10042 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Minnesota Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Minnesota.

Minnesota Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Minnesota?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Minnesota Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Minnesota Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Minnesota's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Minnesota Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Minnesota.

  • Minnesota: DNR Seeks Comment on Sand, Tamarack Lake Management
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Duluth area fisheries is seeking comments through Friday, March 16 on updated lake management plans for Sand and Tamarack lakes in Carlton County. “Management plans describe the past, present and desired ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/20/2018 5:16:00 AM
  • Minnesota DNA Seeks Comment on Grand Rapids Area Waters Management
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Grand Rapids area fisheries is seeking comments through Friday, March 16 on management plans for a number of area lakes. Management plans describe the past, present, and desired future conditions of the waters.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/20/2018 5:16:00 AM
  • Fresh fish and seafood Whidby Island
  • We are a Minnesota family and will be spending week on Whidbey Island this summer. Any tips and recommendations on where to buy fish and other seafood to cook "at home" while on Whidbey? We'll be on the south end but are willing to go where there's nice ..
  • Chow
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  • 2/18/2018 6:09:00 PM
  • Underwater Angling Lessons
  • "Panfish" Phil Laube is a Minnesota based angling adventurer who rarely ventures forth without his underwater camera. Laube's especially enthusiastic about employing an Aqua-Vu to study his presentation and how fish react to it. If sight-fishing via camera
  • Outdoors FIRST
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  • 2/18/2018 5:45:00 AM
  • Long Read: Design of Kitchen Appliances for the Man’s Kitchens
  • When Dan Statsick, 54, and his partner Nora divide up cooking duties at home, they end up at about an 80-to-20 ratio: The occasional Mediterranean fish and chicken Nora cooks are “over the moon,” he told me, but Statsick, president of the Minnesota ...
  • cookwithkathy.wordpress.com
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  • 2/17/2018 1:48:00 AM
  • Vote For Minnesota’s Best Friday Fish Fry
  • MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s the Lent season, but you don’t have to be a good Catholic Minnesotan to partake in the delectable Friday fish fry. Some Christians avoid red meat on Fridays. Rather than talking in terms of avoidance, we wanted you to tell ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 2/16/2018 6:50:00 PM
  • Fish Flashers And Droppers Winter Success
  • Based in Walker, Minnesota, noted fishing authority and outdoor communicator Chip Leer operates Fishing the WildSide, which offers a full suite of promotional, product development and consultation services. For more information, call (218) 547-4714 or ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 2/16/2018 2:49:00 PM
  • Avena Gives Smallies Something To Look At
  • The better they can see your presentation, the better the chance you can get them to bite." He has fished six tournament days at Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota as part of the last two Elite Series Angler of the Year Championship and has caught 20-plus pounds
  • BassFan
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  • 2/16/2018 6:07:00 AM
  • Weekly Fish Fries Back Again Throughout Central Minnesota
  • ST. CLOUD -- Whether you're eating fish on a Friday as part of a religious observation or just love perfectly prepared fish at a great price, Central Minnesota is the place to be during this Lenten season. Fish Fries are a widely popular tradition during .
  • WJON
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  • 2/15/2018 3:00:00 PM
  • Why the 2 Main Dental Supply Companies Just Tanked
  • Barker: Lutefisk, isn't that what they supposedly eat in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and it's some sort of regional thing that doesn't travel at all, it's like dried fish, or, I don't know. Hill: Maybe. We'll get some of those folks together with people ...
  • Fool
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  • 2/15/2018 1:00:00 AM
  • Simms partners with Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance
  • The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) and apparel maker Simms Fishing Products are partnering to step up the conservation efforts of the world-class trophy smallmouth bass fishery at Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. “We’re thrilled to have another ...
  • BassFan
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  • 2/14/2018 10:01:00 PM
  • Ice fishing contest prize-winners cleared of fraud
  • BRAINERD, Minn. — Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck. Officials with the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza say ...
  • Outdoornews
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  • 2/13/2018 4:26:00 PM
  • Underwater Angling Lessons
  • “Panfish” Phil Laube is a Minnesota based angling adventurer who rarely ventures forth without his underwater camera. Laube’s especially enthusiastic about employing an Aqua-Vu to study his presentation and how fish react to it. If sight-fishing via ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/13/2018 6:12:00 AM
  • Learn About St. Louis River’s Oldest Fish Population – February 13
  • Wisconsin and Minnesota DNR officials work together to stock and study sturgeon on the river, On the agenda will be a report on their recent successes, along with the history, general biology, ecology, research, and management of the fish in the St ...
  • KOOL 101.7
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  • 2/12/2018 5:45:00 PM
  • 3 Anglers Cleared Of Alleged Fraud In Brainerd Ice Fishing Tournament
  • MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There were questions of fraud at a popular recent Minnesota ice fishing tournament. Now, organizers say lie detectors have cleared three men from Ohio. Stephan Lyogky won the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza after catching a .
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 2/10/2018 5:21:00 PM
  • 3 anglers cleared of fraud in Brainerd ice fishing tournament
  • MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There were questions of fraud at a popular Minnesota ice fishing tournament. Now, organizers say lie detectors have cleared three men from Ohio. Stephan Lyogky won the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza after catching a ...
  • Valley News Live
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  • 2/10/2018 3:13:00 PM
  • Fishing Contest Prize Winners Cleared in Brainerd
  • BRAINERD, Minn.-Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck. The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza says the three family members have
  • FOX 21 News
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  • 2/10/2018 12:44:00 AM
  • When Big Fish Happen to Panfish People – THE NEXTBITE
  • He has been enshrined in the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame for his contributions to the sport. For more fishing tips and to order his new info-packed book, Ice Revolution, go to www.davegenz.com.
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 2/9/2018 5:45:00 PM
  • Prize Winners In Fishing Contest Cleared In Brainerd
  • BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Organizers of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament says an investigation into possible fraud has cleared three Ohio men who won prizes, including a pickup truck. The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza says the three family ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 2/9/2018 1:57:00 PM
  • Preschoolers ice fish at nature school
  • Preschoolers in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District got a chance to learn how to ice fish, thanks to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Each student was given a fishing pole and a hole in the ice. The students learned about bait ...
  • SW News Media
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  • 2/8/2018 11:13:00 PM
  • How do you cheat at an ice fishing tournament?
  • Full story from KFGO News here: BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - Officials of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament are investigating whether some of this year's winners may have cheated. Officials with Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza have confirmed that ...
  • KFGO
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  • 2/7/2018 12:23:00 AM
  • Ice Fishing Tournament Sparks Controversy Among First Place Winners
  • BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) - Officials of a Minnesota ice fishing tournament are investigating whether some of this year's winners deceived organizers. The Star Tribune reports that Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza officials have confirmed they're ...
  • KAAL-TV
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  • 2/6/2018 2:42:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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