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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.

  • Depleted of stone, quarry could produce fish, lettuce or energy
  • Or the quarry, located south of Highway 14 and west of Third Avenue, could become a fish farm capable of producing 5 million Asian bass each year, according to a second group of Minnesota State University students. Along with massive amounts of food ...
  • Mankato Free Press
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  • 3/26/2017 11:39:00 PM
  • Jaime Pinkham to lead fish commission
  • and working with tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota to reform and redesign their governing systems. Pinkham worked for the fish commission from 2005 to 2008. He has a forestry degree from Oregon State University and has worked for state and
  • Lewiston Tribune Online
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  • 3/25/2017 7:13:00 AM
  • How dams affect the fish community
  • The data from 19 complete main-stem dams throughout Minnesota revealed that an average of 41 percent of the fish species downstream of dams were not present anywhere upstream of the barrier. For example, the fish community in the Otter Tail River consists
  • Fergus Falls Daily Journal
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  • 3/24/2017 3:13:00 PM
  • 21-Day Mille Lacs Walleye Fishing Closure Will Occur in July
  • Minnesota wildlife officials are imposing another restriction during the catch-and-release walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake this summer. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there will be a 21-day walleye fishing closure on the lake
  • KSTP
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  • 3/22/2017 12:49:00 PM
  • Fish fry benefit March 24 for the Longville Area Food Shelf
  • As part of the 2017 Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a fish fry benefit for the Longville Area Food Shelf will be held Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Edward’s Church in Longville. The beenfit will feature fish, French fries, coleslaw, baked beans ..
  • Walkermn
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  • 3/22/2017 12:19:00 PM
  • 21-Day Mille Lacs Walleye Fishing Closure to Occur in July
  • The regulations are in place to help rebuild the walleye population on the northern Minnesota lake. The goal of the 21-day walleye closure is to keep the fishing season open through Labor Day weekend. An exception to the artificial bait rule exists for ...
  • Prensario TI Retail & Dealers
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  • 3/22/2017 10:05:00 AM
  • Catch-and-Release Walleye Season Announced for Mille Lacs Lake
  • "Mille Lacs is a premier tourism destination with diverse fishing and a whole lot more," said John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota, the state's tourism arm. "The area additionally offers lots of ways outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the area's natural ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/22/2017 5:49:00 AM
  • Mille Lacs Sets Catch and Release Dates for 2017 Walleye Season
  • The Minnesota DNR has decided that based on the struggling walleye population on Mille Lacs and the harvest numbers for the 2017 ice fishing season, that Mille Lacs will now have a catch-and-release only season for walleye in 2017. The season opens on May
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  • 3/21/2017 7:20:00 PM
  • 21-Day Mille Lacs Walleye Fishing Closure to Occur in July
  • Minnesota wildlife officials are imposing another restriction during its catch-and-release walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake this summer. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, there will be a 21-day walleye fishing closure on the lake
  • KSTP
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  • 3/21/2017 4:55:00 PM
  • Mille Lacs walleye season: No keepers, 21-day fishing ban
  • According to Minnesota DNR fisheries chief Don Pereira, ice fishing this winter accounted for about one-third of the total amount of walleye that can be taken from Mille Lacs in 2017. The July closure coincides with the hottest part of the summer forecast
  • fox9.com
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  • 3/21/2017 12:16:00 PM
  • SECRETS OF THE ICE HUNTERS: VOLUME 5
  • The massive Minnesota and Ontario fishery is a bucket-list destination for ice anglers interested in predator species to test their tackle. Big walleyes are commonplace, and giant pike can be almost annoying. In addition, abundant lake trout provide heavy
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 3/20/2017 6:37:00 PM
  • Minnesota's Largest Fly Fishing Event Wraps Up in St. Paul
  • Minnesota's largest fly fishing event wrapped up Sunday afternoon after a successful weekend in St. Paul. Hundreds of anglers wandered Hamline University this weekend for the Great Waters Fly Expo. It was an opportunity to stock up on new gear, improve ...
  • KSTP
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  • 3/20/2017 12:57:00 AM
  • Ask a Conservation Officer: Rules for fish caught outside Minnesota
  • Q: I fish in Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. I have saved some fish from each place that I have fished. I label each package with the species, date and where I have caught each fish. We have friends over and have fish as the main course ...
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 3/19/2017 1:09:00 PM
  • Houston's fishing report: Beware the ice of March
  • Anglers are also still catching an occasional fish from shore by casting. 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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  • 3/19/2017 11:20:00 AM
  • Outdoors groups urge legislators to approve fee increases
  • The time is now to increase hunting and fishing license fees, says a coalition of Minnesota hunting, fishing and environmental groups, including several from the Northland. Forty-eight of those groups — deer hunters, anglers and conservationists — have ...
  • Duluth News Tribune
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  • 3/19/2017 3:05:00 AM
  • Ice fishing allowed on Hiniker Pond
  • Q: Are you allowed to ice fish Hiniker Pond? A: "Yes, ice fishing is allowed on Hiniker Pond," said Dan Ruiter of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "... It's just like any other lake." And there are some good fish in the former gravel pit ...
  • Mankato Free Press
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  • 3/18/2017 10:02:00 PM
  • Catching River Walleyes This Spring
  • 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 look to www ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 3/18/2017 7:40:00 PM
  • Why do we have fish fries during Lent?
  • This year’s Lent season began March 1 and lasts until Easter Sunday, April 14. Fish fries are also a way to celebrate Midwestern roots, since many places in Minnesota and Wisconsin were settled by German and Polish Catholics who did not typically eat ...
  • Press Pubs
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  • 3/17/2017 8:41:00 PM
  • Dried fish warning in St. Paul
  • The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing a consumer advisory. It says dried, uneviscerated fish sold from the Shwe Karen Market of St. Paul may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria which can cause life-threatening illness or dea
  • KIMT
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  • 3/17/2017 8:14:00 PM
  • Minnesota Issues Advisory for Uneviscerated Fish at Shwe Karen
  • The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for uneviscerated fish sold from Shwe Karen Market in St. Paul because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a toxin that can cause death.
  • Food Poisoning Bulletin
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  • 3/17/2017 7:13:00 PM
  • MDA Issues Consumer Advisory For Fish From St. Paul Market
  • MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for dried fish from a St. Paul market due to concerns about botulism. The MDA said Friday that dried, uneviscerated fish sold from Shwe Karen Market has the ...
  • CBS Minnesota
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  • 3/17/2017 7:13:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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