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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.

  • Trophy tales: Memorable fish catches from around Minnesota
  • Isaac Hahn, 13, caught and released his first muskie on Lake Miltona, above, on June 26. Hahn used an Apache Triple Blade bait over a weed bed to land the 48-inch catch. Charlie Vance of Minneapolis won the youth division of a “carpfest” tournament ...
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • 7/19/2017 1:29:00 AM
  • Minnesota: DNR to Modernize Hunting/Fishing License System
  • Hunters, anglers and everyone who has a role in selling licenses for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources can anticipate a new electronic license system that will enhance customer service starting in the spring of 2020. "Over the next two years ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 7/18/2017 10:21:00 AM
  • 2 Arrested after Massive Fishing Gear Theft
  • 28-year-old Matthias David Munson and 26-year-old Natasha Marie Rickard are accused of stealing 103 fishing rods and reels, 56 tackle boxes and five fish finders around the Mille Lacs Lake area in Minnesota. The arrests come after numerous reports of ...
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  • 7/17/2017 6:35:00 PM
  • Minnesota agency using electrofishing to learn water quality
  • AITKIN, Minn. — A Minnesota agency is monitoring the quality of the state's waterways by capturing fish using low voltage shocks. The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them ...
  • Post-Bulletin
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  • 7/17/2017 3:06:00 PM
  • Minnesota agency using electrofishing to learn about water quality
  • AITKIN, Minn. — A Minnesota agency is monitoring the quality of the state’s waterways by capturing fish using low voltage shocks. The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 7/17/2017 2:33:00 PM
  • High school fishing: Minnesota’s next big thing?
  • Among fishermen of a certain age in Minnesota, there’s a common refrain when the conversation turns to the organized fishing opportunities today’s youths enjoy: It sure would have been nice if that were an option when we were in middle school or high ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 7/17/2017 10:36:00 AM
  • Fishing Ban Angers Minnesota Tourism Industry
  • Gov. Mark Dayton just wanted to catch some bass on a popular Minnesota lake. But lakefront residents aboard a flotilla of some 40 vessels decided to catch the governor. As Mr. Dayton dropped anchor July 8 on Mille Lacs Lake—a more than 200-square-mile ...
  • The Wall Street Journal
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  • 7/17/2017 12:03:00 AM
  • Minnesota Agency Using Electrofishing to Learn Water Quality
  • AITKIN, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota agency is monitoring the quality of the state's waterways by capturing fish using low voltage shocks. The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them .
  • KAAL-TV
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  • 7/16/2017 8:04:00 PM
  • Minnesota Agency Using Electrofishing To Learn Water Quality
  • A Minnesota agency is monitoring the quality of the state's waterways by capturing fish using low voltage shocks. The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them about a river's qualit
  • Keloland
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  • 7/16/2017 6:09:00 PM
  • Mille Lacs Lake Named Top Spot Nationally For Bass Fishing
  • And it might become a hot spot for bass, since anglers are banned from fishing walleye on the lake for three weeks. Mille Lacs is Minnesota’s second-largest lake, and the new ranking came out recently in Bassmaster Magazines 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings.
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 7/12/2017 4:29:00 PM
  • Trophy tales: Memorable fish catches around Minnesota
  • Mike Ferrell, above left, helped his uncle Bill Ferrell display his catch. Bill Ferrell caught the fish July 4th, a week after having a pacemaker put in. Fishing for bass from her family’s dock on Lake Minnetonka, Brooke Batker caught her first northern ..
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • 7/12/2017 1:24:00 AM
  • Showing respect for a giant fish, woman watches state record swim away
  • who caught this muskie last week on Lake Mille Lacs. It’s probably a state record and who wouldn’t take every opportunity to own a record in a state that’s fishing crazy like Minnesota? Kelsey Poshusta. Her father measured the fish at 57 1/4″.
  • blogs.mprnews.org
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  • 7/11/2017 9:46:00 PM
  • Protesters mad about fishing ban surround Minnesota governor
  • ISLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's governor canceled a meeting with business owners around a lake after protesters in boats encircled him on the lake to protest a temporary ban on walleye fishing. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2uX5I9A) reports that ...
  • Wahpeton Daily News
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  • 7/10/2017 7:33:00 PM
  • Bacteria killing carp could affect other fish in southern Minnesota lake
  • ELYSIAN, Minn. — Officials have identified bacteria as the likely cause for the death of numerous carp in Lake Elysian in southern Minnesota. Waterville Area Fisheries Supervisor Craig Soupir says dying carp collected from the lake had symptoms of ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 7/10/2017 2:31:00 PM
  • Protesters mad about fishing ban surround Minnesota governor
  • ISLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's governor canceled a meeting with business owners around a lake after protesters in boats encircled him on the lake to protest a temporary ban on walleye fishing. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2uX5I9A) reports that ...
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 7/10/2017 10:14:00 AM
  • Protesters Mad About Fishing Ban Surround Minnesota Governor
  • Minnesota's governor canceled a meeting with business owners around a lake after protesters in boats encircled him on the lake to protest a temporary ban on walleye fishing. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was with a group fishing for bass on Mille Lacs Lake .
  • Keloland
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  • 7/9/2017 6:05:00 PM
  • Reminder: Mille Lacs walleye fishing closed from July 7-27
  • Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing will be closed July 7-27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural of Resources. Fishing for all other species, including bass, is open. Mille Lacs was recently named the No. 1 lake for bass fishing in the nation by
  • news.dnr.state.mn.us
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  • 7/7/2017 5:43:00 PM
  • Temporary stop of walleye fishing begins on Minnesota lake
  • MINNEAPOLIS — A planned temporary shutdown of walleye fishing on a popular Minnesota lake is set to begin. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2tPKP2Y) that the ban will take effect Thursday night and last for most of the rest of the month on Lake ..
  • WRAL
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  • 7/7/2017 10:17:00 AM
  • Minnesota residents can fish in state parks without a license
  • At many state parks all around Minnesota, regulations have been lessened to allow people to experience fishing without all the paperwork they would typically need. It is now legal for people to fish in certain areas without purchasing a fishing license.
  • lcnewschronicle.com
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  • 7/7/2017 9:58:00 AM
  • Goin’ To The Lake: Spooner Fish Hatchery
  • SPOONER, Wis. (WCCO) — Fishing is such a huge part of the cabin culture in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. It’s big business in many small towns WCCO travels to on our Goin’ to the Lake trips each summer. This week, Kim Johnson and Kylie Bearse are ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 7/6/2017 11:41:00 PM
  • Temporary stop of walleye fishing begins on Minnesota lake
  • MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A planned temporary shutdown of walleye fishing on a popular Minnesota lake is set to begin. The Star Tribune reports (http://strib.mn/2tPKP2Y) that the ban will take effect Thursday night and last for most of the rest of the month on ..
  • Laredo Morning Times
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  • 7/6/2017 12:56:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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