Minnesota Fishing and Hunting
Minnesota may offer the best multi-species freshwater fishing in the country. Minnesota’s good fishing starts with the great variety of water, from big lakes to small gems, from scenic trout streams to the mighty Mississippi. Roaming these waters are large and smallmouth bass, trout, panfish, northern pike, muskies, and of course, Minnesota’s state fish—the mighty walleye. Hiring a fishing guide is a good way to get started. Hunting is a big fall tradition in Minnesota. Seasons for small game, waterfowl, turkey and pheasant open in September and October. November is deer season. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has additional information on hunting and fishing.