SE MN Trout Fishing Regulation Changes

Permanent rule package

Fish Rules


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources intends to adopt rule amendments and to repeal rules governing various trout fishing regulations.

The comment period for the DNR's intent to adopt rules without a public hearing that was published in the February 18, 2014, issue of the State Register has passed. No requests for hearing were received. The Department is going to proceed to adopt the rules without a hearing.


Rulemaking documents:

5/21/2014 Order Adopting Rules signed by commissioner
6/02/2014 Rules filed by OAH with secretary of state
7/14/2014 EFFECTIVE DATE (5 working days after publication)

Agency Contact person:

Linda Erickson-Eastwood
Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box 20
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4020
Telephone: (651) 259-5206 or 1-888-MINNDNR

Among the changes to be considered are the following.

Trout regulations

  • Bring all designated trout streams in southeast Minnesota into the current winter season ("new catch-and-release season").
  • Allow angling (catch-and-release) on designated trout streams in SE MN State Parks ("state park season") from October 15th to December 31st. 
  • Extend the current SE MN fall catch-and-release season to October 15th.