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Anglers fishing in the Minnesota River downstream of the Granite Falls dam and in the intrastate portion of the Mississippi River downstream of St. Anthony Falls may use two lines starting Saturday, July 1.

The change results from new legislation passed in the 2023 session. Anglers must continue to use one line when fishing other inland waters (including rivers) or Canada-Minnesota border waters.

Two lines are already permitted for anglers on Minnesota border waters with Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Two lines are also allowed statewide when fishing through the ice.

These and other fishing regulations and more information about fishing in Minnesota are available on the DNR website (