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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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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.

  • Best of Southwest 2017
  • Nearly 60 years after founder Reiko Weston brought sushi to Minnesota, her family continues a legacy of authentic cooking techniques, eye-popping sushi specials and freshly served fish. And the Uptown restaurant at the corner of Lake & Lyndale knows how to
  • Southwest Journal
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  • 6/21/2017 9:43:00 PM
  • Minnesota: Saints Offer Free Hat for License Purchase
  • Anyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free St. Paul Saints logo baseball cap though a special Saints ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/saints. The offer is good for the 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, game vs. the Sioux City ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/20/2017 5:01:00 AM
  • Fishing with Friends at Firemen's Park
  • Children were taught how to fish June 3, as part of "Family Fishing Day," hosted by Chaska Area Fishing with Friends and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at Firemen's Park. Officials from the DNR, Carver County and Jeff Byrne ...
  • swnewsmedia.com
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  • 6/20/2017 1:10:00 AM
  • MIDDAY EXPERT: Fishing Tips & Tricks
  • Jack Lauer, Southern Regional Fisheries Manager with the Minnesota DNR joined us this Midday as our Midday Expert. Lauer spoke about local lakes that are good for walleye fishing and lures that are most common. He also talked about why they stock certain .
  • KEYC
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  • 6/19/2017 6:54:00 PM
  • Tips for releasing fish
  • Allowing state records to be set via catch-and-release presents an opportunity to recognize Minnesota’s outstanding fishing opportunities for these species while also formally honoring the skill of anglers who catch and release a trophy muskie ...
  • Winona Post
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  • 6/19/2017 1:27:00 PM
  • Action Outdoors: Early summer fishing transitions
  • We have leapfrogged into the mid-summer patterns on our central Minnesota lakes in record time. Just a few weeks ago we were well behind in water temperatures and the fish were sluggish and unresponsive. Things have now drastically changed. The recent warm
  • Walkermn
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  • 6/19/2017 12:39:00 PM
  • Catfishing tournament with Scott County Sheriff's Office set for Aug. 7
  • The event will start at 6:30 a.m. and end with an awards ceremony at approximately 2 p.m. Staging will be at the Scott County Fairgrounds, but most of the day will be spent on the Minnesota River trying to catch one of the biggest fish in North America.
  • swnewsmedia.com
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  • 6/18/2017 10:14:00 PM
  • Houston's fishing report: Fish are running like marathoners
  • Muskie angling has been on the quiet side this past week. Jarrid Houston of South Range is a fishing guide (houstonsguideservice.com) on Minnesota and Wisconsin inland waters, the St. Louis River and, in winter, on Lake Superior.
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 6/18/2017 11:49:00 AM
  • Outdoors: The early summer fishing transitions
  • We have leapfrogged into the mid-summer patterns on our central Minnesota lakes in record time. Just a few weeks ago we were well behind in water temperatures and the fish were sluggish and unresponsive. Things have now drastically changed. The recent warm
  • ABC Newspapers
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  • 6/17/2017 12:06:00 PM
  • DNR seeks outside review of Mille Lacs walleye questions and concerns
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this week that the agency will initiate an external review of Mille Lacs Lake walleye management and harvest strategy. The review is part of the scientific process of adaptive fisheries management and
  • messagemedia.co
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  • 6/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
  • Minnesota man drowns after canoe capsizes in Lake Elmo fishing accident
  • A man in his 20s drowned in a lake in Lake Elmo on Thursday, the Washington County sheriff’s office reported. The man, whose name has not been released, was a resident of the county. The accident happened about 11 a.m. when a canoe capsized on Lake Jane.
  • West Central Tribune
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  • 6/17/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • What's Up Outdoors: Summer fishing fun is at full throttle
  • Also, last week was the Minnesota Fishing Challenge at Craguns on Gull Lake. This year I would not be fishing it just driving the boat for two of our Brainerd Warrior fishermen. In my boat were Zach Ruggles and Dillon Hines, although it was their first ...
  • Brainerd Dispatch
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  • 6/17/2017 4:45:00 AM
  • Minnesota man drowns after canoe capsizes in Lake Elmo fishing accident
  • A man in his 20s drowned in a lake in Lake Elmo on Thursday, the Washington County sheriff’s office reported. The man, whose name has not been released, was a resident of the county. The accident happened about 11 a.m. when a canoe capsized on Lake Jane.
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 6/16/2017 11:54:00 PM
  • Will Hunting and Fishing Ever Cease Being an American Tradition?
  • The other thing that will entrench fishing for a while is economic impact. In Minnesota, it’s a $1.8 billion industry that supports over 55,000 jobs alone. I’m not saying hunting has no economic impact, but in the grand scheme of things, fishing is ...
  • wideopenspaces.com
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  • 6/16/2017 5:26:00 PM
  • Minnesota Weekly Fishing Report
  • Fishing remains very good throughout the state. Anglers report lots of success using leeches and nightcrawlers, in addition to minnows. For the most action, hit the weeds. Minnesota fishing opener dates for the 2017/2018 fishing season for most inland ...
  • KFGO
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  • 6/16/2017 1:36:00 PM
  • Family Fishing Nights kicking off in Wahpeton
  • From 6:30 — 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, Family Fishing Night will be held at Welles Memorial Park in Breckenridge, Minnesota. On Monday, Aug. 21, the event returns to Kidder Recreation Area. “We’re doing this to help lots of people learn how to fish ...
  • Wahpeton Daily News
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  • 6/15/2017 8:14:00 PM
  • State’s Largest Captured Invasive Carp Weighed 61 Pounds
  • The 47 1/2-inch bighead carp captured by a bow angler was Minnesota’s largest invasive carp ever caught, according to the DNR. A bow angler fishing in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls recently caught the largest invasive carp recorded in Minnesota.
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 6/15/2017 5:00:00 PM
  • Midsummer Smallmouth
  • The Superior National Forest is a secluded getaway in northern Minnesota, and one of the true gems here in addition to walleye are the smallmouth bass. The North American Fisherman crew headed north for some midsummer smallie action with Kendall Cikanek of
  • scout
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  • 6/15/2017 3:50:00 PM
  • Huge Minnesota Bass
  • The North American Fisherman crew are right at home on this shoot, heading north to the Chippewa National Forest to sample the largemouth bite and some of the most spectacular wooded scenery in Minnesota. Our guide is program manager Todd Tisler, and being
  • scout
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  • 6/15/2017 1:33:00 PM
  • Photo: Angler ties his own state record for largest catfish
  • A Minnesota angler tied his own state record when he caught a 49-inch flathead catfish last month, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Jake Robinson, 31, caught and released the flathead catfish identical to the one he caught last .
  • Chron
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  • 6/14/2017 9:03:00 PM
  • Minnesota fishing license sales hold steady, but anglers are aging
  • When I arrived in Minnesota a few years ago, I had only been fishing a handful of times and didn’t plan on doing it again. But then I married into a fishing family, so now I regularly join about 1 million other Minnesota anglers to worship at our state ...
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • 6/14/2017 4:57:00 PM
  • ESSAY: Fishing for Bait
  • How’s that for poetry? Another thing we don’t have are crowds. I can fish two miles of the pretty Whitewater River in SE Minnesota and not see another fisherman all afternoon. Is it because the fishing is bad? Last Saturday on a dry fly I caught and ...
  • Pagosa Daily Post
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  • 6/14/2017 1:10:00 PM
  • Brian Wood Wins Classic Bass Champions Tour Event
  • "Our anglers did a great job as stewards of the sport of tournament bass fishing, by sharing their talents and strategy with the Minnesota Bass Nation High School anglers, who served as our boat officials," said Mark Schutz, Classic Bass Operations Manager
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/14/2017 6:06:00 AM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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