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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.

  • Minnesota: Governor's Fishing Opener Seeks Volunteer Hosts
  • The 2017 Governor's Fishing Opener will be held in St. Cloud, MN. For this event, the Fishing Opener Executive Committee is looking for people interested in being a fishing host to take media guests fishing. You do not need to be an expert to participate.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/20/2017 7:28:00 AM
  • Warming temperatures cause ice fishing concerns in southeast Minnesota
  • Ice fishing is one of the most popular winter activities in Minnesota, but anglers may need to pack up soon in the southeastern part of the state. Here are a few ice thickness guidelines from the Minnesota DNR. When the ice is two inches thick or less, you
  • KTTC
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  • 1/20/2017 12:21:00 AM
  • Keep it Clean on Lake of the Woods this ice-fishing season
  • It was the winter of 2013, and after several rubbish-filled years on the lake and shoreline on the Minnesota side of the famed ice-fishing destination, at least one of the groups spearheading Keep it Clean came before the board to get it to sign off on the
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/19/2017 10:35:00 PM
  • How climate change could impact fish and aquatic habitats in the area
  • While we often hear about global impacts, a scientist in our area has been looking into what it could mean for fish and aquatic habitats in Southeast Minnesota. Dr. Josh Lallaman is an Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Mary’s University in Winona.
  • KIMT
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  • 1/19/2017 10:23:00 PM
  • Ice fishing is secondary; the mission is kids and service members
  • Fishing for Life was formed in 2004 when Tom Goodrich of Minnetonka, 51, after serving 22 years in the Army, returned home to Minnesota and sought another way to serve. "When I got out, I wondered, 'How do you replace whole combat scenarios with anything .
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
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  • 1/19/2017 5:57:00 PM
  • Minnesota Flathead Catfish Go Dormant in Winter
  • During the winter months, the two large catfish species present in Minnesota behave differently. Channel catfish remain active and will congregate in loose schools in the rivers and lakes they inhabit. Anglers can target these fish through the ice (if ice
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/19/2017 9:40:00 AM
  • The time is now: Ice fishing
  • After talking to a fishing club in Minnesota and getting pointers from them, they split the derby into divisions. Since that time the format has further evolved, transforming into the community-wide event it is today. Currently, along with an adult ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 1/19/2017 5:16:00 AM
  • Study Shows Connection Between Development And Lower Fish Numbers
  • A recent study concerning shoreline disturbances in Minnesota lakes has shown the more disturbances of the natural shoreline, the more it affects fish populations and water quality. Oneida County conservationist Michele Sadauskas says the study involved ..
  • wxpr.org
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  • 1/18/2017 11:32:00 PM
  • Animal Answers: Diving in the Door at World of Fish
  • It can be tricky to find open water in the winter, across Northern Minnesota. “You have to create this artificial environment to see them in their natural habitats,” said Lisa Kamp, Owner of World of Fish in Hermantown. If you’re motoring along Mille ...
  • FOX 21 News
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  • 1/18/2017 7:32:00 PM
  • Fishing Leader Options
  • No sense making yourself sick when you have potent options like those described by our panel of experts. Happy days ahead. In-Fisherman Field Editor Matt Straw, Brainerd, Minnesota, has been contributing to In-Fisherman publications for almost 30 years.
  • in-fisherman.com
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  • 1/17/2017 10:19:00 PM
  • Ice fishing highlights Winter Trails Day at Fort Snelling State Park
  • According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the 100-acre lake offers a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, perch, northern pike, crappies and a variety of panfish. And with a maximum depth of only 9.5 feet, finding fish isn
  • Outdoor News
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  • 1/17/2017 8:51:00 PM
  • 1 dead, 4 injured by apparent carbon monoxide in Minn. fish house
  • FAIRMONT, Minn. — Sheriff’s officials say a woman died and four other people were hospitalized after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Jan. 15, while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ...
  • Brainerd Dispatch
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  • 1/17/2017 6:01:00 PM
  • 1 dead, 4 injured by apparent carbon monoxide in Minn. fish house
  • FAIRMONT, Minn. — Sheriff’s officials say a woman died and four other people were hospitalized after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Jan. 15, while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ...
  • Perham Focus
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  • 1/17/2017 5:45:00 PM
  • Power Fishing For Early Season Walleyes
  • 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, call (218) 547-4714 or ...
  • odumagazine.com
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  • 1/17/2017 1:59:00 PM
  • Governor’s Fishing Opener Promises To Be A Unique Event
  • ST. CLOUD – The 70th Annual Minnesota’s Governor’s Fishing Opener is just a few months away. And, for the first time ever, the St. Cloud metro area is hosting the event. Committee member John Libert says it will be unlike any other fishing opener ...
  • AM 1240 WJON
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  • 1/17/2017 1:05:00 PM
  • Tournament Will Raise Funds for Walleye Stocking on Lake Minnetonka
  • The Kraus-Anderson® Walleyes on Ice ("KAWOI") is a competitive, live-release ice fishing tournament held every February on Lake Minnetonka in Spring Park, Minnesota. Established in 2016 by Kraus-Anderson® Community Foundation, the annual event looks to ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/17/2017 7:06:00 AM
  • 1 dead, 4 injured by apparent carbon monoxide in Minn. fish house
  • FAIRMONT, Minn. — Sheriff’s officials say a woman died and four other people were hospitalized after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Jan. 15, while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ...
  • West Fargo Pioneer
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  • 1/16/2017 7:41:00 PM
  • 1 dead, 4 injured by apparent carbon monoxide in Minn. fish house
  • FAIRMONT, Minn. — Sheriff’s officials say a woman died and four other people were hospitalized after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning Sunday, Jan. 15, while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ...
  • INFORUM
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  • 1/16/2017 4:31:00 PM
  • Carbon Monoxide Leads To Ice Fishing Death
  • Sheriff's officials say a woman has died and four other people have been taken to hospitals after they were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while ice fishing in southern Minnesota. Authorities say the group was in an ice shanty on Lake ...
  • Keloland
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  • 1/16/2017 1:51:00 PM
  • Free intro to ice fishing planned for youths, veterans
  • All ice fishing gear is provided and all participants need to do is dress warm and enjoy a Minnesota tradition. Participants should meet at Craguns Resort. Find out more information about the program including how to register for these outings at ...
  • Brainerd Dispatch
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  • 1/15/2017 3:29:00 PM
  • Family inspired love of fishing at early age
  • Whenever I think of those days I can still remember the times spent day-dreaming of going to northern Minnesota and fishing some of the lakes I had read or heard about when listening to stories of someone else’s vacation. As an adult, I have since had ...
  • Albert Lea Tribune
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  • 1/15/2017 3:01:00 PM

Minnesota Guides/Outfitters

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Minnesota Fishing Clubs

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Minnesota Weather

Saint Paul, MN (55107)

Updated on 03:52 AM

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36°F 

Feels like: 33°F

Wind:130° 3 Kt
Humidity:92% 
Dew Point:34°F
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