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Sunfish

northern pike

Bluegill

The bluegill, Minnesota's largest and most popular sunfish, is found in about 65 percent of the state's lakes and many of its slow streams, including the backwaters of the Mississippi. Variations appear below.

Pumpkinseed

pumpkinseed

Green sunfish

green sunfish

Angler holding a fish

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Fish being properly released after being 

caught

A helping hand

Fish populations don't grow as fast as demand. Practice some natural recycling on your next trip.
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