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

"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

Fishing Minnesota

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

~ Henry David Thoreau

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

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.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals can be a wonderful choice for a family vacation, family reunion or group getaway. Many of them are located on lakes in our top vacation destinations.


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Fishing Minnesota

We fish in Minnesota all year round. When the lakes freeze over we get excited about ice fishing trips.

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

Fishing Minnesota Start's Young!

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

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 page provides tons of information about the best Minnesota fishing lakes, getting your fishing license, fishing seasons and regulations and so much more.

You will find beautiful Minnesota lakes in every corner of the state! Find detailed information on specific lakes with the Minnesota Fishing Lake Finder

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!



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