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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.

  • Albert Lea to host 2019 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
  • The annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener is heading to the southern part of the state next year. Fountain Lake in Albert Lea will host the 2019 event from May 9-12. The announcement was made late Saturday as this year's event was wrapping up at Green
  • MPR News
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  • 5/13/2018 4:57:00 PM
  • Minnesota's Next Governor Will Head To Albert Lea For 2019 Fishing Opener
  • The 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener is in the Willmar lakes Area including lakes in Spicer and New London. Gov. Mark Dayton will open the season Saturday on Green Lake in Spicer. The temperature may be cool, but the spirit of the occasion warmed .
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  • 5/13/2018 10:04:00 AM
  • Minnesota fishing opener successful on the St. Louis River
  • That's not something we're used to hearing on a Minnesota fishing opener, but that's the kind of weather we had Saturday morning on the St. Louis River. On a day that started cool, with a warning on the truck's dashboard that "Danger: Ice may form,'' the .
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 5/13/2018 6:26:00 AM
  • Albert Lea to Host 2019 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
  • (ABC 6 News) -- Next year's Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener will be held May 9-12 on Fountain Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Albert Lea area. This will be the first time in the history of the event that it will be held in Albert Lea. Explore ...
  • KAAL-TV
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  • 5/13/2018 4:29:00 AM
  • Minnesota Fishing Opener Kicks Off
  • DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Fishing Opener is finally here and it’s a day many people have been waiting for. Half a million anglers are expected to hit the water this weekend. Several people were at Island Lake in Duluth. One fisherman was looking to ...
  • fox21online
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  • 5/13/2018 2:55:00 AM
  • Road Closures To Snare Fishing Opener, Mother’s Day Plans
  • With all of the anglers heading for the lakes this weekend — along with Mother’s Day — the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be aware of traffic and road closures. “If you’re not going fishing just stay at home ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 5/13/2018 12:35:00 AM
  • Anglers Hit The Lakes For Minnesota Fishing Opener
  • DULUTH – The Minnesota fishing opener kicked off Saturday. Lakes all over the state were flooded with anglers ready to fish. Scott and Erin Maniak had a good day on their first day out on Island lake. "I caught the biggest and the most, so it was a good ..
  • WDIO
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  • 5/12/2018 11:36:00 PM
  • Anglers Celebrate Minnesota's Fishing Opener
  • With the fishing season officially open for walleye, northern pike and more, half a million anglers are expected to drop a line in Minnesota's lakes and rivers over the weekend. The opening weekend comes just days after a late ice-out on many of Minnesota
  • KSTP-TV
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  • 5/12/2018 9:38:00 PM
  • Family traditions renewed on Minnesota's fishing opener
  • Thousands of Minnesotans headed to lakes and rivers Saturday for the state's fishing opener. It's the day each year when anglers can officially start fishing for and keeping prized catches of species such as walleye and northern pike. 20-year-old Nikls ...
  • MPR News
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  • 5/12/2018 9:25:00 PM
  • 71st Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener Goes 'Swimmingly'
  • Lifelong Willmar area resident Kelly Morrell, a highly accomplished angler and active community member, hosted Dayton as his fishing guide. In a release, Dayton said the following: We had a great time... I caught three bass, which made my whole day, made .
  • KSTP-TV
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  • 5/12/2018 8:44:00 PM
  • Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener a success
  • SPICER, Minn. (Valley News Live) --The 2018 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener was a success. With good weather, Gov. Mark Dayton and his fishing party caught eight fish Saturday morning on Green Lake. Lifelong Willmar-area resident Kelly Morrell, a ...
  • Valley News Live
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  • 5/12/2018 6:58:00 PM
  • Dayton catches three bass on his final fishing opener as governor
  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (center) holds up a bass he caught Saturday, May 12, 2018, on Green Lake near Spicer, Minn., during the annual Governor's Fishing Opener. Courtesy of Minnesota governor's office Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton reeled in three bass ...
  • MPR News
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  • 5/12/2018 6:21:00 PM
  • Minnesota fishing facts
  • There are about 1.4 million licensed anglers in Minnesota. About 500,000 people are expected to fish on Minnesota’s opening day of the walleye and northern pike season, Saturday, May 12. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, 4,500 of which are considered fishing ...
  • International Falls Journal
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  • 5/12/2018 11:35:00 AM
  • Minnesota Fishing Season Opens Saturday
  • DULUTH, Minn. – We are less than 24 hours away from the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener. Nearly 1.5 million anglers are licensed in the state and people here in Duluth and across Minnesota are getting ready to hit the water. According to the Minnesota ...
  • fox21online
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  • 5/12/2018 3:01:00 AM
  • Rocking the Governor's Fishing Opener at Robbins Island
  • In Minnesota we are tough and we can take it," U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said. Gov. Mark Dayton, who was in attendance at the community picnic, is celebrating his eighth, and final, Governor's Fishing Opener. "A little sad it's my last one ...
  • Bemidji Pioneer
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  • 5/12/2018 2:08:00 AM
  • Anglers Gear Up for Fishing Opener in Grand Rapids
  • A half-million people are expected to cast a line this weekend for the 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener. Dan Williamson caught up with Dylan Maki with Hang Loose Outdoors at the annual Opening Picnic in Grand Rapids, Minn. The 71st annual Governor’s Fishing .
  • WDIO
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  • 5/11/2018 11:27:00 PM
  • Where Does Fishing Bait Come From?
  • Shiners, fatheads, nightcrawlers, leeches and a special minnow river mix are among the top-sellers before Minnesota’s 2018 Fishing Opener. So, that has Jason from St. Paul wanting to know: “Where does all the bait come from?” Good Question.
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 5/11/2018 10:01:00 PM
  • Willmar thrilled to host Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday
  • WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar lakes area is hoping to not only catch some big fish during Saturday’s Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener but also a big impact on the region, both in terms of dollars and in publicity. “Historically, the fishing ...
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
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  • 5/11/2018 8:24:00 PM
  • Willmar area ready to host Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
  • WILLMAR, Minn. — The Willmar Lakes Area is hoping to not only catch some big fish during the 2018 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener but also a big positive impact on the region, both in terms of dollars and in publicity. "Historically, the fishing ...
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 5/11/2018 7:51:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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