Minnesota Fishing License Information

Minnesota Fishing licenses are available to purchase online here or by calling 1-888-MN-LICEN (665-4236).  

Limits

Daily and possession limits are the same unless otherwise noted. This information has been taken from the Minnesota Fishing Regulations information printed by the DNR and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Regulation books are available at the lodge for your convenience or can be viewed online here.

Walleye & Sauger

Dec 1, 2017-April 14, 2018
Limit of 8 
Not more than 4 can be walleye; only 1 walleye over 28"; walleye 19 ½" through 28" must be immediately released.

May 13, 2017-Nov 30, 2017 
Limit of 6 
Not more than 4 can be walleye; only 1 walleye over 28"; walleye 19 1/2" through 28" must be immediately released. 

Four Mile Bay & Rainy River 
(Four Mile Bay is the SE bay of Lake of the Woods near Wheeler's Point) 

March 1, 2017-April 14
Limit of 2 Walleye 19 ½" and larger must be immediately released. 

May 13, 2017-Nov 30
Limit of 6 
Not more than 4 can be walleye; only 1 walleye over 28"; walleye 19 ½" through 28" must be immediately released. 

Dec 1, 2017-Feb 28, 2018
Limit of 8 
Not more than 4 can be walleye; only 1 walleye over 28"; walleye 19 ½" through 28" must be immediately released.


Northern Pike 
Limit 3 
Only 1 over 40"; all northern pike from 30" through 40" must be immediately released. 

Lake Sturgeon 
October 1 - April 23
Catch & release only 

April 24 - May 7
One per calendar year. Fish must be 45"-50" inclusive or over 75". Immediately upon reducing a fish to possession, you must validate and attach your sturgeon tag. Harvested sturgeon must be registered within 48 hours. 

May 8 - May 15
Catch & Release Only 

May 16 - June 30
Closed

July 1 – September 30
1 per calendar year. Fish must be 45"-50" inclusive or over 75". Immediately upon reducing a fish to possession, you must validate and attach your sturgeon tag. Harvested sturgeon must be registered within 48 hours. 





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