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Minnesota Fishing Dates

April 11, 2017 2:24 pm0 commentsViews: 10

From Minnesota DNR…

Fishing dates to remember

2016 opener-April 14: Walleye and sauger in Minnesota-Canada border waters

Jan. 1-April 14: Catch-and-release stream trout in southeast streams (Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties)

April 15-Oct. 1: Stream trout season in streams (except southeast Minnesota)

April 15-Sept. 14: Stream trout in southeast streams (Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties)

Oct.1, 2016-April 23: Catch-and-release lake sturgeon in Minnesota-Canada border waters

April 24-May 7: Lake sturgeon season in Minnesota-Canada border waters

May 8-15: Catch-and-release lake sturgeon in Minnesota-Canada border waters

May 13: Minnesota fishing opener for walleye, sauger, northern pike

May 13-26: Smallmouth and largemouth bass catch and release season south and west of U.S. Highway 53 from Duluth to International Falls (except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County)

May 13-Feb. 25: Smallmouth and largemouth bass season north and east of U.S. Highway 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

May 13-Oct. 1: Lake trout summer season

May 13-Oct. 31: Stream trout in lakes

May 27-Feb. 25: Largemouth bass season south and west of U.S. Highway 53 from Duluth to International Falls (except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County)

May 27-Sept. 10: Smallmouth bass season south and west of U.S. Highway 53 from Duluth to International Falls (except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County)

June 3-Dec. 1: Muskellunge season

Stream trout fishing opportunities abound

Minnesota’s stream trout season opens this Saturday, April 15, and with the early spring weather of 2017 anglers should find good fishing conditions around much of the state. You can find places to fish for trout all over Minnesota.

Anglers pay for better trout fishing opportunities when they buy licenses and trout stamps – and in Minnesota there are roughly 3,800 miles of designated trout streams. Five coldwater hatcheries produce more than 1.7 million fingerlings and yearlings for stocking each year. Learn more about how the DNR spends your license dollars, with local information by selecting fisheries areas near you.

dnr.updates@updates.mndnr.gov

 

 

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