Fishing in MN

Minnesota offers great fishing opportunities for all anglers with more than 158 fish species; 5,493 lakes, and approximately 15,000 miles of streams of cold and warm water.

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Top Fishing Spots in Minnesota

Father Hennepin State Park
Visitors often pack a rod and reel to fish from one of the fishing piers, by boat or kayak at this State Park.
Fort Snelling State Park
Good for fishing in Minnesota River for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill and sauger.
Itasca State Park
Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes perfect for families who want to fish and enjoy nature.
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Common Catches in Minnesota

Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.
Green Sunfish
Green Sunfish
The green sunfish is a panfish with white, flaky flesh.
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Bullhead
Even though the yellow bullhead is smaller in size compared to the other bullheads, it is a scrappy fighter and popular with anglers.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Northern Pike
Northern Pike
The northern pike is a holarctic species, meaning that it occurs around the world in northern, or Arctic waters.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

Types of Fishing in Minnesota

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing provides anglers an opportunity to go fishing during the winter months.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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