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License and Regulations
You need to buy a MN fishing license if you are 16 years old or older. Annual licenses allow you to fish from March 1 to the last day of February the following year. Lower cost licenses are available for shorter time periods. In most cases, Minnesotans don't need a license if you are fishing in a state park. See the DNR regulations website for more information.

A Minnesota fishing license can be purchased online from the MN Department of Natural Resources, by phone, or from a state-approved fishing license agent such as a tackle/bait shop or sporting goods store.

Take the MN DNR's lake information on the go. Get the latest fishing data on your phone, and search for lake specific information with the LakeFinder mobile website.

The LakeFinder contains data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota, and this application allows you to get the information on demand with an internet connection. Get lake surveys, depth maps, vegetation reports, water data, and fishing regulations in the palm of your hand.

MN Fishing Regulations
Before you go fishing you will need to know the fishing rules and regulations that apply to the Sate of MN. Make it a habit to check for updates to fishing regulations prior to each trip. Regulations can change by season or following assessments of fish populations.