What species can I fish for? What kind of bait is legal? What kind of fish can I keep? Don’t have a fishing regulations book handy? No problem. You can find the answer at Fish Minnesota, the fishing information webpage at mndnr.gov/fishmn.
Fish Minnesota is a mobile-friendly destination for information on when, where and how to fish. Users also will find a link to LakeFinder, which provides detailed information on more than 4,500 lakes throughout the state.
“Fish Minnesota has become a go-to resource for many anglers because it can be accessed anywhere there is mobile phone service,” said Al Stevens, DNR fisheries lake and stream survey program consultant. “In addition to fishing regulations, there is a trove of information available through Fish Minnesota, including maps and stocking reports.”
In a rush to get on the water? Fish Minnesota includes a link to purchase a fishing license with your smartphone. Following the license purchase, buyers receive a confirmation email or text that can be presented to a state conservation officer as proof of a valid fishing license.
The printed 2018 Minnesota Fishing Regulations booklet is available anywhere DNR licenses are sold and at mndnr.gov/fishmn.