2014 Fishing Opener Dates

By Explore Minnesota Tourism

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Fishing is a time-honored tradition in Minnesota, and with more than 10,000 lakes plus streams and rivers, there's no shortage of places to cast a line. Large and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, trout, crappie and muskie are among the species that swim in these waters. Anglers without their own boats can hire knowledgeable fishing guides or hook up with a charter excursion. The Minnesota DNR has information on licenses, regulations and more.

April 12 Trout in streams
May 10 Trout in lakes
May 10 Walleye, sauger, northern pike
May 24 Bass
June 7 Muskellunge
Continuous Sunfish, crappies, catfish, bullheads