Few fishing reports are available since most anglers have put away their poles until the Minnesota Fishing Opener on May 14. Some anglers, however, have begun fishing Minnesota's streams and rivers, as well as Minnesota lakes that are free of ice.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, anglers need to be very cautious due to extremely cold water this time of year. Learn more about cold water dangers.
Minnesota fishing opener dates for the 2022-2023 fishing season for most inland waters are as follows: Stream trout: April 16
Walleye, sauger, northern pike, bass (catch-and-release) and lake trout: May 14
Muskie: June 4.
The fishing season for crappies, sunnies, perch and catfish is continuous.