Hinckley Area Fisheries Office

Office address

Hinckley Area Fisheries Office
P.O. Box 398
306 Power Avenue North
Hinckley, MN 55037
tel. 320-384-7721
fax. 320-384-6160

Office location map

Hinckley Area Fisheries Office boundary map.

Driving directions to office:
From I 35 Hinckley exit (State Highway 48): Go west on Highway 23/48 (Fire Monument Road). Turn RIGHT at the first stop sign (County Road 61). Go north six blocks past downtown Hinckley; turn RIGHT at Second Street (just past the Conoco station). Go two blocks; turn LEFT at Power Avenue. The office is located in the large blue and white pole building; enter at the fourth door to the right.

Office contacts


3/21/2014 Knife Lake aeration systems are being operated

Two aerators began operating this week on Knife Lake in response to low dissolved oxygen levels. The aerators are located on the west side of the lake; one is just south of the Knife River and the other is approximately halfway up the west shore. The locations are marked with caution signs. Anglers and snowmobilers are urged to stay clear of these locations as there are areas of open water and thin ice.

3/19/2014 Low dissolved oxygen levels may lead to fish kills

The winter of 2013-2014 has been the worst in recent history for dissolved oxygen levels on some area lakes. Early, heavy snow cover on ice reduced the amount of sunlight available to aquatic plants, which provide oxygen through the winter if there is enough light. North Center Lake in Chisago County is the largest lake known to have been affected; that lake had not had even a partial winterkill in over 40 years. Other affected lakes include: Chisago County- Little (13-0033); Moody (13-0023); Spider (13-0019); Goose (north basin only) (13-0083). Isanti County- Francis (30-0080); North Stanchfield (30-0143); South Stanchfield (30-0138); Long (30-0056); Long (30-0072); Florence (30-0035); Baxter (30-0114). Kanabec County- Mora (33-0034); Pomroy (33-0009). Pine County- Dago (58-0073).

Lakes will be evaluated after ice-out to determine the extent of fish kills. In some cases, stocking may be done to re-establish spawning populations of fish. There are currently no plans to open any lakes to liberalized fishing.



Hinckley Area fisheries information