MINNESOTA FISHING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Prior to embarking on a fishing trip in Minnesota, it is important to familiarize yourself with the fishing rules and regulations applicable in the state. Regulations can change based on seasons or assessments of fish populations, so it is recommended to check for updates before each trip.
It's Not a Fee, It's a Contribution
Have you ever wondered how state biologists study, monitor, manage, and protect fish populations? The process involves more than meets the eye. Take the opportunity to learn about the research and effort that goes into developing effective fish management plans.
MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE INFORMATION
A fishing license in Minnesota can be purchased through various methods. You can obtain it online from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website, by phone, or from an approved fishing license agent, such as a tackle shop or sporting goods store.
Annual licenses in Minnesota expire on February 28 each year. While there are exceptions, generally all anglers aged 16 and older are required to have a fishing license.
Make use of the state's new mobile application, Fish MN, to access the latest fishing regulations, search for specific information, explore fish species, lake maps, and more.