Fishing and Boating in Minnesota

Get the MN fishing experience by casting your line into one of over 100 lakes at Itasca State Park or spend the day boating on Mille Lacs Lake. Also known as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota has an abundance of places to boat and fish. Buy your license, and find boating resources here.


Minnesota Fishing

Get started fishing in Minnesota today. Licenses can be purchased online, by phone, or at any DNR license agent. Find more fishing resources here.

Get a Minnesota Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Minnesota Boating

You can go boating in Minnesota on one of the state’s many rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Find boating resources here.

Register A Boat In Minnesota

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Minnesota


Four Part Fly Fishing for Beginners Course: Part 1

To many people fly-fishing for trout is the ultimate outdoor experience. It requires an intimate knowledge of trout and their stream environment. This four-session class, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 and 5/4, is designed for those serious...

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Women's Fly Fishing Clinic

Join us to learn what you need to know to fly fish. In the morning we will learn about fish and what they eat while learning to tie flies, in the afternoon pick up new tips and tricks on how to cast more accurately. If conditi...

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman - Fly Fishing Basics for Women

Discover the rhythms and techniques of fly fishing. Learn about equipment, casting, shooting the line, and fly types and presentations. Get your line wet and see if you reel in the big one. Equipment and day fishing license pr...

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