Minnesota Fisheries

Collecting fish from a trap net

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Helping you discover, explore and enjoy quality fishing and the aquatic habitats that make it possible on Minnesota's 5,400 managed lakes and 18,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams.

A northern pike

Zone defense

Too many small pike cause problems for perch and panfish. Three-zone management aims to fix that.
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Walleye eggs hatch in DNR's St. Paul hatchery

The hatch is on

Walleye population research sends fry hatched from captured eggs back to Mille Lacs Lake.
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A muskellunge in Leech Lake

Under pressure

Stocking muskellunge into several additional lakes would offset increasing fishing pressure.
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