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Fishing Minnesota Lakes and Rivers

Fishing Minnesota lakes and rivers is a tradition on both sides of our family.

Minnesota is a state that is defined by our many lakes and rivers. We have more than 3.8 million acres of fishing waters. Casting a line into one, or many, of them is one of our most popular activities. 

"You know you're a Minnesotan if you have eaten a sandwich right after putting a worm on your hook." ~ Ed Fischer, You Know You're A Minnesotan

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Fishing is an all season activity. Professional anglers concede that fishing Minnesota provides the best inland fishing anywhere in the United States. From the experts: Fishing Minnesota: Angling with the Experts in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

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Minnesotans also own more recreational boats, and buy more fishing licenses, than people in any other state. For an amazing fishing experience, book a stay at one of these top Minnesota Fishing resorts.

Minnesota lodges and cabins are some of the best spots to have the fishing vacation of a lifetime. They are located on the prime Minnesota fishing lakes and are experts at getting out to where the fish are.

Lake Superior fishing charters are the best way to get out on our greatest lake if you are not familiar with fishing on our "inland sea."

The official Minnesota Fishing Opener takes place in early May.

This event "kicks off" the fishing season and the summer recreational season in Minnesota.

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"Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing."

~ Henry David Thoreau

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We fish in Minnesota all year round. When winter arrives the lakes become "fish house villages" and we get excited about ice fishing trips.

It's fun to see the variety of fish houses...everything from portable fish houses to elaborate structures that include sleeping quarters, kitchens, and more.

This photo is of our son holding one of the many large fish that he, his dad, his uncles and cousins caught on their annual trip to Lake of The Woods for ice fishing. 

Even if you've been ice fishing for years, you can pick up some new "tips and tricks" from Ice Fishing The Ultimate Guide

The next step of course is to cook and serve what we catch. A favorite cookbook is Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast

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Our grandson and his dad are already creating a bond that will keep them close as he learns some basic fishing skills! We're sure that the joy of fishing will carry on into the next generation.

Fishing Minnesota

The walleye is our state fish and one that most anglers desire for the sport and food eating. We share some of our favorite walleye recipes on our Minnesota wild game page.

Minnesota is known around the world as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." Many of these beautiful lakes are located in Northern Minnesota areas including Leech Lake at Walker, MN, and the chain of lakes in the Cass Lake area. Fish the Boundary Waters Minnesota wilderness and Minnesota's only national park, Voyageurs National Park.

The Minnesota DNR will provide tons of information about the best Minnesota fishing lakes, getting your fishing license, fishing seasons and regulations and so much more. Stop by to see them.

There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home. ~Roderick Haig-Brown, Fisherman's Spring, 1951

Did you catch the "big one" on your visit to Minnesota? Even if you "catch and release" you can preserve the fish story forever with the photos you take. You can extend your "bragging territory by posting your photos and comments about your fishing prowess on the Minnesota Fishing Report page.

You will find Minnesota fishing lakes in all regions of Minnesota.

Minnesota lakes have outstanding Walleye fishing, Northern Pike fishing and Bass fishing. You might even snag a Muskie!

Check with the Department of Natural Resources for more information about fishing seasons, fishing licenses, and boating regulations.

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