Hutchinson Area Fisheries Office

Office address

Hutchinson Area Fisheries Office
20596 Highway 7
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-234-2550

email Hutchinson Fisheries

Hutchinson Area Fisheries Office boundary map.

Welcome!

...to the lakes and streams within the Hutchinson Fisheries Management Area. The management area includes over 550 waterbodies found in Brown, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville, and Sibley counties. Those managed for fishing include over 50 lakes, 8 kids fishing ponds, 5 trout streams, and 5 major rivers including the Minnesota River. The remaining waterbodies consist of small streams and ditches, wetlands, shallow waterfowl lakes, and natural ponds used for walleye production. In addition to waterbodies, Hutchinson Area Fisheries manages parcels of land as Aquatic Management Areas (AMA) to protect fish habitat and promote angling access. Our clientele include sporting clubs, lake associations, and thousands of anglers that fish in the management area annually.

 

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General Information

Surveys of fish populations and aquatic habitats are carried out periodically on each managed lake or stream. The information collected is used to monitor fish populations, evaluate management activities, and to develop new management plans. These reports contain information on fish populations such as abundance, sizes, age, and growth rates. Along with fish information, the reports include information on water chemistry, shoreline and watershed characteristics, aquatic vegetation and much more.

 

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