Minnesota Fishing Regulations

You can buy your Minnesota fishing license on-line - Click Here

RABC Permit: For those who wish to fish in Ontario's waters you can obtain a Remote Area Border Crossing Permit (RABC). You can apply in person at the Canadian Customs and Immigrations port-of-entry in Rainy River, Ontario or mail your application to Canada Border Services Agency. To download the application and instructions Click Here

To fish in Ontario's waters you need to buy an Ontario non-resident fishing license with outdoor card - Click Here

Regulations are subject to change

Click Here to view Minnesota fishing regulations as a printable .pdf file.

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Minnesota Species





Season Opens Second Saturday in May

6 per day

6 in possession

No more than 4 can be walleye

19.5 to 28.0 Catch & Release

1 over 28.0

Northern Pike


Season Opens May 13, 2017

3 per day

3 in possession

1 over 30.0

Bass-Smallmouth or Largemouth



0 per day/possession

(May 13 26, 2017)

Catch & Release Only


6 per day

6 in possession

(May 27 September 10, 2017)


0 per day/possession

(Sept. 11 Feb. 28, 2018)

Catch & Release Only


10 per day

10 in possession

No size limit



20 per day

40 in possession

No size limit



Season Opens June 3rd 2017


1 per day

1 in possession

1 over 54.0