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I'm heading up north this weekend and trying to figure out if it is legal to fish the lakes right now. I know that fishing season kicks off on mothers day but if I simply want to target cats and rough fish from shore, would that be okay? I normally fish the rivers.

I saw the season opener dates on the dnr site but am not targeting any specific fish. Just don't want any issues.

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You're good to go as long as your not targeting out of season fish. Rough fish are open year round.

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Fishing is legal year-round in mn, some species are target-able year round while others aren't. Cats and I believe all rough fish are legal to fish for year round.

Double check HERE if you have any species-specific questions: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/regulations/fishing/index.html

Depending on what part of "up north" you are in you may need a trout stamp if you're on trout-designated streams.

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The only fish not leagal to catch this time of year are walleyes, northerns ,muskies and small and large mouth bass.

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