Anglers who fish in Beltrami, Clearwater, northern Cass, and northern Hubbard county area benefit from the management, habitat and oversight work of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Bemidji area fisheries staff.
Area Fisheries Supervisor Gary Barnard and a staff of five full-time and two part-time employees manage 113 fishing lakes and 220 miles of rivers and streams, including popular fishing destinations such as the Upper Red Lake, Cass Lake, Lake Bemidji and Itasca State Park Lakes.
Bemidji fisheries staff conduct a winter creel survey on Upper Red Lake. Information obtained from a creel survey is used to estimate fishing pressure, total harvest and the size composition of the harvest. Harvest information complements the fish population data needed to properly manage fisheries.
|Gary Barnard||Area firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andy Thompson||Assistant area email@example.com|
|Andrew Wiering||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tony Kennedy||Large lake email@example.com|
|Tony Standera||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brain Herwig||Research email@example.com|
|Robert Ekstrom||Aquatic habitat firstname.lastname@example.org|