Fishing regulations

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2014 Fishing Regulations pdf (4 MB | 88 pg)
Effective March 1, 2014

The online version of the 2014 Fishing Regulations contains the latest corrections to the printed version. Updates are in underlined text and highlighted with an arrow in the page margin. Deleted language that is no longer applicable appears in a strike-through typeface.

Ice fishing shelter removal dates

Liberalized lakes

Whitefish - Cisco sport gillnetting

Mille Lacs regulations

Upper Red Lake regulations

Seasonal Closures

License information


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Alabama (Umbrella or Yumbrella) rigs are not legal

Alabama (Yumbrella) fishing rigAs pictured here, an Alabama/Umbrella/Yumbrella lure is not legal in Minnesota waters because it contains multiple lures/baits on the same line, each with a hook and each capable of catching a fish. Read more about this lure and modifications that would make it legal in Minnesota waters.

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This fishing regulations document contains a synopsis of the state fishing laws and regulations. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult Minnesota Statutes and Rules of the DNR.