MN Fishing Regulations 2022 PDF

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MN Fishing Regulations 2022

Dear readers, here we are providing MN Fishing Regulations 2022 PDF to all of you. To legally fish in Minnesota, all residents of Minnesota from the ages of 16 to 89 must have a current Minnesota fishing license unless they have military service, nursing home resident, or other exemption. You don’t have to visit a licensed agent to get your fishing license. If you have a valid credit or debit card and appropriate identification you can then you can get it through online registration. You need to buy a Minnesota fishing license if you’re 16 or older.

Annual licenses allow you to fish from March 1 to the last day of February the following year. Lower-cost licenses are available for shorter time periods. There is an added cost to fish for trout, salmon, or sturgeon. You need to buy a Minnesota fishing license if you’re 16 or older. Annual licenses allow you to fish from March 1 to the last day of February the following year. Lower-cost licenses are available for shorter time periods. There is an added cost to fish for trout, salmon, or sturgeon.

MN Fishing Regulations 2022 PDF / Minnesota Fishing Regulations 2022 PDF

2022 Fishing Season Openers

May 14, 2022 – Walleye & Northern Pike
May 14, 2022 – Large & Smallmouth Bass
June 4, 2022 – Muskie

Regulations for Lake Vermilion

  • Walleye Limit Four (20″ – 26″ must be released)
  • Muskie  Under 54″ must be released
  • Northern Pike Limit 2  ( 30″- 40″ must be released) 
  • Large & Smallmouth Bass – Limit 6 (combined)
  • Crappie Limit – 10
  • Bluegill / Sunfish Limit  – 20

Fishing Guides

If you would like a fishing guide while exploring Lake Vermilion there are a number of experienced fishing guides available: some guides for walleye, some guides for muskie, some are multi-specie guides, and some guides on the east end some guides on the west end.

So please let us know ahead of time so we can recommend the right guide for you. If you prefer to go it alone Retreat Lodge has a number of rental boats available on a first come first serve basis.

To qualify for a resident fishing license you must:

  • Have established a legal residence in Minnesota for at least the past 60 consecutive days.
  • If 21 or older, possess a current Minnesota driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or have a receipt for an application for a driver’s license or state ID that is at least 60 days old.
  • Be at least 16 years of age.

In most cases, Minnesotans don’t need a license if they’re fishing in a state park. All non-residents, regardless of age, must buy a fishing license.

Inland Waters: Seasons and Possession Limits

Today’s date: 5/14/22

Species Season Possession Limit
Walleye and Sauger 5/14/22 – 2/26/23 6 combined, not more than one walleye over 20″
Northeast zone
Northern Pike 5/14/22 – 2/26/23 Angling: 2 (not more than 1 over 40″ in possession. All from 30-40″ must be immediately released).
Northeast zone
Northern Pike 11/15/22 – 2/26/23 Darkhouse spearing: 2 (Not more than 1 over 26″).
North-central zone
Northern Pike 5/14/22 – 2/26/23 Angling: 10 (not more than 2 over 26″. All from 22-26″ must be immediately released).
North-central zone
Northern Pike 11/15/22 – 2/26/23 Darkhouse spearing: 10 (only 1 between 22-26″ and 1 over 26″; or, only 2 over 26″).
Southern zone
Northern Pike 5/14/22 – 2/26/23 Angling: 2 (Minimum size 24″).
Southern zone
Northern Pike 11/15/22 – 2/26/23 Darkhouse spearing: 2 (Minimum size 24″).
Muskellunge 6/4/22 – 12/1/22 1, minimum size 54″
Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the Northeast zone, north and east of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/14/22 – 2/26/23 6 combined
Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the rest of the state
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/14/22 – 5/27/22 Catch-and-release only
Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the rest of the state
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/28/22 – 9/11/22 6 combined
Largemouth bass in the rest of the state
Largemouth Bass 9/12/22 – 2/26/23 6
Smallmouth bass in the rest of state
Smallmouth Bass 9/12/22 – 2/26/23 Catch-and-release only
Crappie Continuous 10
Sunfish Continuous 20
Rock Bass Continuous 30
White Bass Continuous 30
Channel Catfish Continuous 5 in combination with Flathead Catfish, only 1 fish over 24″
Flathead Catfish 4/1/22 – 11/30/22 2, only 1 fish over 24″ in combination with Channel Catfish
Perch Continuous 20 daily and 40 in possession
Bullhead Continuous 100
Whitefish and Under-Utilized Fish Continuous No limit
Smelt Continuous No limit
Including Lake Superior and St. Louis River
Lake and Shovelnose Sturgeon 3/1/22 – 4/14/22 Catch-and-release only, no tag needed
Including Lake Superior and St. Louis River
Lake and Shovelnose Sturgeon 6/16/22 – 4/14/23 Catch-and-release only, no tag needed
Paddlefish No open season

POPULAR LICENSES

  • Individual angling: A fishing license for one person.
  • Combination angling: This allows a married couple to fish individually or together.
  • Individual sports: Allows one person to hunt small game and fish.
  • Combination sports: Allows one person to hunt small game and fish, and another person to only fish.
  • Non-resident angling: A fishing license for one non-resident.

Other seasonal fishing closures include:

  • The Cross River (inlet to Gunflint Lake) from the Gunflint Trail to Gunflint Lake, through May 27.
  • Junco Creek, from the first log dam above County Road 57 downstream to Devil Track Lake, including Devil Track Lake within 300 yards of the mouth of the Junco River, through May 27.
  • Little Gunflint-Little North channel, the channel between Little Gunflint and Little North Lakes, including Little Gunflint Lake within 300 yards of the channel mouth, and Little North Lake within 100 yards of the channel head through May 31.
  • Maligne River (also known as Northern Light Rapids) on the Ontario side of Saganaga Lake, through May 31.
  • Saganaga Falls, on the Minnesota‑Ontario border where the Granite River enters Saganaga Lake, through May 31.
  • Sea Gull River, from Sea Gull Lake through Gull Lake to Saganaga Lake approximately 1/3 mile north of the northern-most narrows, including all of Sag Narrows, through May 27.
  • Moody’s Creek in Itasca County, from County Road 432 upstream 1/2 mile, through June 30.

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