FISHING LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND INFO

Brindley's Harbor no longer sells Fishing and Hunting licenses. The State of Minnesota has enhanced its online license issuing program to provide 24 hour convenience and reduce issue costs.  Anyone with an active DNR customer record (usually anyone who has purchased a license within the past 10 years) can go online to instantly purchase and print a license.  The previous $3.50 issue charge is now reduced to 3% of the license fee (typically 55 to 80 cents).

Visit the Minnesota DNR site at: MN DNR FISHING LICENSES

To purchase by phone: 888-665-4236s

Angling licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year. Hunting licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year. Please see regulations handbook for exact dates/times for specific licenses.

Numerous area sporting good and bait stores still provide over the counter license sales. Included in the Walker area are "Reeds Sporting Goods", "Shrivers Bait" and "The Y Mart".

2020 Minnesota Resident  Fishing License Fees
(Price does not include an issue fee, (typically less than a $1.00)

Youth Individual Angling (age 16 & 17) or Youth own limit $5.00
Annual $25
24 Hour - Consecutive 24 hours $12
72 Hour- Consecutive 72 hours $14
3 Year - Consecutive 3 years, March 2014 - Feb. 2017 $71
1/2 Bag Limit Conservation, Annual $17
Sports - Angling & Small Game, Annual $41
Combination Annual $40
1/2 Bag Limit Conservation Combination $27
Combination Sports - 2 Angling and 1 Small Game, Annual $57
2020 Minnesota Non Resident Fishing License Fees
(Price does not include an issue fee, (typically less than a $1.00)
Youth Individual Angling (age 16 & 17) or Youth own limit $5.00
Annual $51
24 Hour - Consecutive 24 hours $14
72 Hour - Consecutive 72 hours $36
7 Day - Consecutive 7 day $43
Combination Annual Family One or both parents and dependent children under age 16 $68
Combination 14 Day - Married couple consecutive 14 day $54

 Angling licenses are valid from March 1 through the last day of February of the following year.
A voluntary individual Walleye Stamp validation is $5.00 for resident and non resident licenses.last day of February

2020-2021 Seasons & Limits for Leech Lake

Walleye May 9, 2020 to February 28, 2021 All from 20" through 26" must be immediately returned to the water. One fish over 20" allowed in possession. Daily and possession limit is 4 fish.
Northern Pike May 9, 2020 to February 28, 2021 North-central Zone. 10 (not more than 2 over 26". All from 22-26 must be immediately released.)
Muskellunge June 6, 2020 to December 1, 2020 1 - (minimum size 54 inches)
Largemouth Bass Catch and release May 9, 2020 to May 22, 2020 Catch and release only
May 23, 2020 to February 28, 2020 6
Perch Continuous 20 daily/40 in possession
Crappie Continuous 10
Sunfish & Bluegill Continuous 20

Future Opening Dates for Walleye, Bass and Muskie

2020 May 9 May 9 June 6
2021 May 15 May 15 June 5
2022 May 14 May 14 June 4