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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

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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, Fond du Lac Tribe Formalize Rights to Hunt, Fish
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The state of Minnesota and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have formalized an agreement to manage the tribe's hunting, fishing and gathering rights. While an agreement has been in place for decades, Gov. Mark Dayton ..
  • WDIO-TV
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  • 12/10/2017 5:51:00 AM
  • Minnesota, Fond du Lac Band formalize agreement to hunt, fish
  • The Fond du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa and the state of Minnesota have formalized an agreement to manage the tribe’s hunting, fishing and gathering rights in northern Minnesota. The agreement, established in an 1854 treaty, has been in place ..
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • 12/9/2017 1:29:00 AM
  • Minnesota, Fond Du Lac Tribe Formalize Rights to Hunt, Fish
  • While an agreement has been in place for decades, Gov. Mark Dayton and tribal chairman Keven Dupuis say a memorandum of understanding filed Friday reinforces practices already in place. There's no significant change to state hunting and fishing regulations
  • AM 1240 WJON
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  • 12/8/2017 11:53:00 PM
  • 'Tackle' Terry Tuma honored by St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show
  • Topping the list of recipients was Outdoor News staffer and member of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame Terry Tuma, a Northfield native. The show formally dedicated its 25th anniversary to Tuma, who’s been ...
  • Southernminn.com
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  • 12/8/2017 1:25:00 AM
  • Tuma honored during Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show
  • Topping the list of recipients was Outdoor News staffer and National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame legendary angler Terry Tuma. The show formally dedicated its 25th anniversary to Tuma, who’s been a featured seminar ...
  • Southernminn.com
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  • 12/7/2017 10:17:00 PM
  • Hit the Road: Gateways to Minnesota Hunting, Fishing
  • From north to south and east to west, Minnesota is akin to a playground for hunters and fishermen. Whether they’re fishing for walleyes or muskies, walking the woods for ruffed grouse or the fields for pheasants, or sitting in a deer stand and waiting ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 12/7/2017 6:40:00 PM
  • Minnesota: New Northern Pike Regs Coming in Spring
  • Anglers and spearers pursuing northern pike this winter can prepare for new pike regulations that will be in effect for the spring fishing opener on Minnesota's inland waters. "Pike regulations remain the same this winter, with major changes coming this ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 12/5/2017 8:55:00 AM
  • Major Changes Coming for Minnesota Northern Pike Rules
  • Major changes are coming for Minnesota's northern pike fishing regulations. The current daily and possession limit of three remains in effect for the coming ice fishing season on most waters. But new regulations announced Monday, which take effect for the
  • KSTP
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  • 12/4/2017 9:30:00 PM
  • New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018
  • Anglers and spearers pursuing northern pike this winter can prepare for new pike regulations that will be in effect for the spring fishing opener on Minnesota’s inland waters. “Pike regulations remain the same this winter, with major changes coming ...
  • news.dnr.state.mn.us
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  • 12/4/2017 7:51:00 PM
  • Changes Coming For Minnesota Northern Pike Fishing Rules
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Major changes are coming for Minnesota’s northern pike fishing regulations. The current daily and possession limit of three remains in effect for the coming ice fishing season on most waters. But new regulations announced ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 12/4/2017 7:17:00 PM
  • New northern pike fishing regulations coming in spring 2018
  • Anglers and spearers will see new pike regulations that will be in effect for the spring fishing opener on Minnesota’s inland waters. “Pike regulations remain the same this winter, with major changes coming this spring,” said Chris Kavanaugh ...
  • Outdoor News
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  • 12/4/2017 4:54:00 PM
  • New requirement means more fish houses need license
  • That means houses with wheels will need the license, and owners should be sure to display it. The change was due to a push by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The licenses can be purchased where fish licenses are purchased. It costs $16.
  • Crow River Media
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  • 12/2/2017 1:56:00 PM
  • This Ice-Fishing Craft Dominates the Surface [It Floats, Too]
  • One such example is an amphibious ice-fishing vehicle called Wilcraft — a unique machine with humble origins in a North St. Paul, Minnesota, workshop. The Wilcraft allows anglers to cross sketchy ice (even water) to reach ice suitable for fishing on foot .
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 12/1/2017 8:24:00 PM
  • Park board passed on ideas from Andrew Zimmern, Ann Kim for Tin Fish site
  • The concept would serve a mix of international and Minnesota fare: Walleye fish tacos, coconut shrimp, cheese curds, gyros and peanuts, to name a few. For drinks, it would have served iced coffee, beer flights and a house-made 'Mini-Apple' soda.
  • The Business Journal
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  • 12/1/2017 3:10:00 PM
  • Fridays on the Fly: Bikefishing on Minnesota’s North Shore
  • In a recent issue of Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine I wrote about an exciting bikefishing adventure deep in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. The experience was one I’d been yearning for for quite awhile— combining two equally awesome ways of ...
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
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  • 12/1/2017 1:36:00 PM
  • PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: How to find walleye on Upper Red Lake
  • Anglers are allowed two lines during the winter in Minnesota waters, so many anglers use a jigging rod and a dead stick for their two lines. This is a good combination because the dead stick catches the less aggressive fish attracted by the jigging rods.
  • Bemidji Pioneer
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  • 11/29/2017 7:12:00 PM
  • New ice fishing regulations coming this winter in MN
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said previously, wheeled fish houses were considered portable and didn't need a license. An annual resident shelter license is $16. The license tag must be placed on the outside of the shelter.
  • KIMT
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  • 11/29/2017 1:30:00 PM
  • Top Ways to Fish Minnesota Winters, While Avoiding Ice
  • Ice fishing has a huge, almost religious-style following across the entire state of Minnesota. But it's not the only way to catch that big trophy or dinner. Explore Minnesota has put out a list of a few ways to both handle fishing outside of your ice ...
  • AM 1240 WJON
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  • 11/29/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • New ice fishing regulations coming this winter
  • The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said previously, wheeled fish houses were considered portable and didn't need a license. An annual resident shelter license is $16. The license tag must be placed on the outside of the shelter.
  • KIMT
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  • 11/29/2017 2:03:00 AM
  • Ice anglers with wheeled fish houses need license
  • ST. PAUL (AP) — Ice anglers in Minnesota who have wheeled fish houses will be required to get licenses this year. The Pioneer Press reports that the new legislation was part of a push by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to increase fees for ..
  • Austin Daily Herald
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  • 11/28/2017 2:25:00 PM
  • Wheels on your ice fishing house? Expect a new license fee this year
  • New state legislation requires ice anglers with wheelhouses to get licenses this year. The $16 charge was part of a push by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to increase fees for hunting and fishing. Wheeled fish houses had not been licensed ..
  • TwinCities Pioneer Press
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  • 11/27/2017 9:43:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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