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Fishing opener is almost here!

Fishing opener is almost here! Seasons open for walleye, northern pike and trout in lakes on Saturday, May 11. Out of the 1.4 million licensed anglers in Minnesota, about half a million anglers take part in the tradition of fishing opener. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable fishing season.


Make sure to buy your fishing license, available at any DNR license agent, online using a mobile or desktop device, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Mobile buyers receive a text or email that serves as proof of a valid fish or game license to state conservation officers.