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All about fishing for bowfin, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, sauger, sturgeon and tiger muskie in Minnesota.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Northern pike and muskie are distributed a great number of MN lakes. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Minnesota waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Minnesota

Larger lakes across the state of Minnesota, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Big Stone Lake, Cass Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Lac Qui Parle Lake, Lake Bemidji, Lake Mille Lacs, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Minnewaska, Lake of the Woods, Lake Pepin, Lake Traverse, Lake Vermilion, Lake Winnibigoshish, Leech Lake, Lower Red Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Pelican Lake, Rainy Lake, Upper Red Lake and many others.

Fishing for other species in Minnesota



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

MN State Record: 12 lbs 9 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

MN State Record: 16 lbs 12 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

MN State Record: 54 lbs 0 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

MN State Record: 45 lbs 12 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

MN State Record: 6 lbs 2 oz



Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

MN State Record: 94 lbs 4 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

MN State Record: 34 lbs 12 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Minnesota, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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