Catch yourself a big one this year!
Sturgeon Tag Season reopens July 1 and it's looking plentiful for everyone.
Catch and Release Season will be back October 1, 2019 to April 23, 2020.
(Note: It is illegal to fish for sturgeon outside of sturgeon season)
From boat or land, we have seen some great action this year. Just make sure your gear can land a fish over 100lbs!!!
The current state record was caught by Darren Troseth:
Some Things to remember during Sturgeon Season:
Sturgeon Tag season from July 1 - Sep 30:
The Ron Hall access in International Falls is a sturgeon hot spot. It is just below the dam.
If you'd rather learn the tips and tricks from a pro, check the guide services below.
What's a fisherman to do when Mothers' Day is the same weekend as fishing opener? That is a dilemma many men face in Minnesota each spring. If Mom loves fishing as much as her husband, problem solved! Take Mom fishing! But first, take the time to include a Mother's Day Brunch and include some flowers or chocolates or whatever says "I love you" to her. Most mom's just want to know she is appreciated and nothing says that better than quality time. Fishing season lasts many months, but Mother's Day is only 24 hours. What if fishermen put the same effort into planning how to honor their wives and/or mothers as they do into a fishing trip? I can tell you the result: Mom's would be happy to say, "go fishing, you big dope!"
Remember, you can always give up the helm!
It promises to be a productive fishing opener for those anglers hoping to land our state fish. The season for Walleye anglers starts at 12:01 AM on May 11 this year. Anglers are advised to purchase their license ahead of this time to avoid the last minute rush and valuable time on the lake. Rainy Lake is a vast 210,000 acre body of beautiful scenery and supply of fish species. According to the MN DNR, Rainy Lake has special rules and regs that should be reviewed and observed regarding limits and is fortunate to be more generous than many MN lakes. There are also special rules that apply if you are fishing along the Canadian side of the lake meaning anglers should read up on these ahead of planning their trip to the area. Boat rentals, fishing guides and lodging are all available and recommended to maximize the possibilities of success on opener weekend. Again, plan ahead to secure these resources before they fill up. While no one can predict the weather, the fact that Rainy Lake is part of the Rainy River, there is always open water available by opening weekend to explore and cast a line.