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Fishing in Minnesota

Whether you’ve just moved to Minnesota, are traveling to Minnesota, or are a local Minnesotan, if you’re passionate about fishing in Minnesota, you’re in the right place.

Learn all about how to fish, how to find the best fishing spots, where to stay on your fishing trip, and the best fishing gear for this season. Don’t forget ice fishing—we have tons of info posts and comprehensive guides for that, too!

River Fishing in Minnesota.

The Fish of Minnesota

Already know what kind of fish you’re looking to catch? Then use these fish categories to learn how to fish them, or jump straight into where the best spots to fish them are!

A hand holding a Walleye fish, which is the preeminent fish of Minnesota.

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Top Minnesota Fishing Spots

No matter where you are in our great state of Minnesota, I promise there’s a great fishing spot nearby, especially if you’re near a lake. Discover where those best places are (and when the Best Times to Fish is) with our fishing guides by categories!

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Fishing Gear

Gearing up to go on your first fishing expedition this year? Make sure you have the right lures and baits to make your experience as successful as possible. 

Rose Kuli Fishing Lures for Bass, 4 inch Rainbow Multi Jointed Swimbaits Slow Sinking Bionic Swimming Lures, 6 Segment Lifelike Hard Lures for Freshwater Saltwater Bass Trout

Sougayilang Minnow Fishing Lures Crankbaits Set Fishing Hard Baits Swimbaits Boat Topwater Lures for Trout Bass Perch Fishing-Style-E 10Pcs

Leland's Lures Trout Magnet Neon Kit, Fishing Equipment and Accessories, 70 Grub Bodies and 12 Size 8 Hooks

Ice Fishing

Who says fishing is just a summer sport? If you don’t mind a little cold, learn all about ice fishing in Minnesota with our comprehensive guides. 

Complete Guide To Ice Fishing in Minnesota
Minnesota Ice Fishing Guide
Ice Fishing Safety

Best Ice Fishing Poles

Ice Fishing Spots

Ice Fishing Gear

Korkers Men's Polar Vortex 1200 Winter Boots - Insulated and Waterproof - Includes Interchangeable SnowTrac Lug Sole - Size 9

Aqua-Vu AV 715C Underwater Viewing System with Color Video Camera & 7" LCD Monitor

Humminbird ICE-35 Three Color Flasher

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Enjoy Fishing in Minnesota!

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a hardcore aficionado, Minnesota has plenty fishing opportunities for everyone’s delight. I hope this post has inspired you to find the best fishing spots, use the best gear, and catch the best fish. Check back often—we’re always updating this page with more information!

In the meantime, check out our other comprehensive guides on Minnesota Living: