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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.
Potential world record muskie in Minnesota
Try a Carolina rig for Minnesota bass
Try a slip bobber for summer sunfish
This unique entry among fishing methods is easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing.
This is a cold weather fishing method where anglers go fishing during the winter months.
Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.
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