In 2021 I decided I wanted to get really into fishing. No reason, I just needed a new hobby to hyper-fixate on and fishing seemed like a great option. I'd been fishing before, I would go all the time as a kid, but in my adult life I just hadn't had the time for it until last summer. Based on the photo above of taken on the fishing opener last May, I'd say I had a pretty solid start to the season and the hobby.

Being that I hadn't really fished since I was a child, last year was the first year I needed to buy a fishing license, so I picked one up at the gas station on my way to the lake before the opening weekend and went on my merry way.

Fishing licenses are effective from March 1 to the last day of February of the following year. A fishing license for the current 2021-22 license year is effective until Feb.28, 2022. Fishing licenses for the 2022-23 license year went on sale Feb.

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Fishing licenses for this year went on sale on February 18th, 2022, and will be good through February 28th, 2023.

When it comes to buying a license, there are a few different options:

See all fishing license options and details here. Here's to another great year of fishing in Minnesota!

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