Certified VHS-free Water Bodies

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a fish disease present in some Minnesota waters. It affects some fish species but not others. To prevent the spread of this disease, we have regulations for harvesting and transporting the species that carry VHS.

Species affected by VHS include cisco (all Coregonus, including lake herring and tullibee), smelt (all Osmerus, Spirincus, Hypomesus, and Allosmerus species), as well as certain other species. Currently the only Minnesota waters listed as having VHS are Lake Superior and its tributaries below the posted boundaries, and the St. Louis River downstream of the Fond du Lac dam.

The DNR tested the water bodies listed below for VHS. These lists will be updated as additional water bodies are tested and new information becomes available.


Water bodies certified VHS-free for all species of fish:

Name

ID

County

Collection Date

Expiration Date

Balm

04032900

Beltrami

2017-06-01

2018-06-01

Big Stone

06015200

Big Stone

2017-08-17

2018-08-17

Bucks Mill Pond

03124900

Becker

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Cass

04003000

Beltrami

2017-09-19

2018-09-19

Cut Foot Sioux

31085700

Itasca

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

Eagle

07006000

Blue Earth

2017-08-23

2018-08-23

East Rush

13006901

Chisago

2017-02-01

2018-02-01

First Fulda

51002100

Murray

2017-05-03

2018-05-03

Fish

70006900

Scott

2017-05-23

2018-05-23

Fish

40005100

Le Sueur

2017-08-22

2018-08-22

Frances

40005700

Le Sueur

2017-03-28

2018-03-28

Geneva

24001500

Freeborn

2017-03-28

2018-03-28

Hoff

47010600

Meeker

2017-03-29

2018-03-29

Lake of the Woods

39000200

Lake of the Woods

2017-08-29

2018-08-29

Mille Lacs

48000200

Mille Lacs

2017-09-12

2018-09-12

Minnetonka

27013300

Hennepin

2017-05-08

2018-05-08

Mississippi R - Hastings Dam to Ford Dam

M

2017-08-15

2018-08-15

Osage Pond

03098601

Becker

2017-09-05

2018-09-05

Phelps

66006200

Rice

2017-04-04

2018-04-04

Red (Upper Red)

04003501

Beltrami

2017-09-12

2018-09-12

Sallie

03035900

Becker

2017-04-10

2018-04-10

Sallie

03035900

Becker

2017-04-10

2018-04-10

Small

03002100

Becker

2017-07-31

2018-07-31

Small

03002100

Becker

2017-07-31

2018-07-31

Tetonka

40003100

Le Sueur

2017-04-06

2018-04-06

Vermilion

69037800

St. Louis

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

Vermilion

69037800

St. Louis

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

Wabanica Creek

H-001-001

2017-10-10

2018-10-10

Walker

56031000

Otter Tail

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

West Rush

13006902

Chisago

2017-02-15

2018-02-15

Whitefish

18031000

Crow Wing

2017-04-16

2018-04-16

Winnibigoshish

11014700

Cass

2017-09-20

2018-09-20

Woman

11020100

Cass

2017-04-13

2018-04-13


Water bodies certified VHS-free for specific species of fish:

Name

ID

County

Species

Collection Date

Expiration Date

Abbey

03036600

Becker

walleye

2017-08-24

2018-08-24

Airport Pond

18074100

Crow Wing

walleye

2017-09-19

2018-09-19

Anderson

04001900

Beltrami

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Barrett

75024500

Stevens

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Baudette River

H-001-006

emerald shiner

2017-10-11

2018-10-11

Big

04004900

Beltrami

walleye

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

Big

04004900

Beltrami

walleye

2017-04-17

2018-04-17

Casey

47008000

Meeker

walleye

2017-10-11

2018-10-11

Clear

46009600

Martin

black crappie

2017-04-19

2018-04-19

Clear

51004700

Murray

walleye

2017-08-01

2018-08-01

Clear

56055900

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-12

2018-09-12

Dewey

14004300

Clay

walleye

2017-08-30

2018-08-30

Edward

18030500

Crow Wing

bluntnose minnow

2017-06-20

2018-06-20

Fedji

83002100

Watonwan

walleye

2017-08-22

2018-08-22

Franklin

56169500

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-12

2018-09-12

Friedrich Pond

82010800

Washington

walleye

2017-09-19

2018-09-19

Geneva

24001500

Freeborn

yellow perch

2017-03-29

2018-03-29

Gewain North

34062700

Kandiyohi

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Gewain South

34062800

Kandiyohi

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Green Mountain

86006300

Wright

largemouth bass

2017-04-25

2018-04-25

Hemenway Pond

29016002

Hubbard

walleye

2017-07-24

2018-07-24

Horseshoe

77012800

Todd

bluegill

2017-02-14

2018-02-14

Johnson

26019500

Grant

walleye

2017-09-20

2018-09-20

Long

26014800

Grant

walleye

2017-08-29

2018-08-29

Macs

03007200

Becker

walleye

2017-07-31

2018-07-31

Maria

14009900

Clay

walleye

2017-08-30

2018-08-30

McCormic

73027300

Stearns

walleye

2017-08-21

2018-08-21

Meadow Road

49032500

Morrison

walleye

2017-08-29

2018-08-29

Merdan Pond

73061200

Stearns

walleye

2017-06-21

2018-06-21

Middle Wintermute

75010500

Stevens

walleye

2017-08-01

2018-08-01

Middle Wintermute

75010500

Stevens

walleye

2017-08-01

2018-08-01

Munson

03035700

Becker

bluegill

2017-04-12

2018-04-12

Omsrud

08001000

Brown

walleye

2017-08-29

2018-08-29

Park Rapids 3

29059300

Hubbard

black crappie

2017-09-05

2018-09-05

Rainy River

H-001

emerald shiner

2017-09-05

2018-09-05

Ramsey Pond

86012002

Wright

walleye

2017-06-27

2018-06-27

Rapid River

H-001-011

emerald shiner

2017-10-02

2018-10-02

Rasmuson

61008600

Pope

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Rat

18041000

Crow Wing

walleye

2017-07-27

2018-07-27

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

northern pike

2016-12-12

2017-12-12

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

yellow perch

2016-12-21

2017-12-21

Rock

42005200

Lyon

black crappie

2017-03-28

2018-03-28

Rock

42005200

Lyon

walleye

2017-03-28

2018-03-28

Sham

42001300

Lyon

walleye

2017-09-12

2018-09-12

Shetek Pond #2

51010802

Murray

northern pike

2017-06-20

2018-06-20

Silver Creek

H-001-009.5

emerald shiner

2017-09-25

2018-09-25

Sloan

29026600

Hubbard

walleye

2017-07-24

2018-07-24

South Hubbel Pond

03126500

Becker

walleye

2017-09-07

2018-09-07

Sprague

66004500

Rice

walleye

2017-08-22

2018-08-22

Stony

49008400

Morrison

walleye

2017-08-14

2018-08-14

Swan

61014200

Pope

walleye

2017-07-24

2018-07-24

Tower Pond

15046700

Clearwater

walleye

2017-08-08

2018-08-08

Toyosi

61058400

Pope

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Twelve

49000600

Morrison

yellow perch

2017-09-11

2018-09-11

Unnamed

86049300

Wright

walleye

2017-06-13

2018-06-13

Unnamed

71013500

Sherburne

walleye

2017-06-20

2018-06-20

Unnamed

71013700

Sherburne

walleye

2017-06-20

2018-06-20

Unnamed

61007400

Pope

walleye

2017-07-24

2018-07-24

Unnamed

21030800

Douglas

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Unnamed

21031900

Douglas

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Unnamed

26021700

Grant

walleye

2017-08-02

2018-08-02

Unnamed

04021800

Beltrami

walleye

2017-08-08

2018-08-08

Unnamed

06020900

Big Stone

walleye

2017-08-08

2018-08-08

Unnamed

15031800

Clearwater

walleye

2017-08-08

2018-08-08

Unnamed

78001700

Traverse

walleye

2017-08-16

2018-08-16

Unnamed

04028800

Beltrami

walleye

2017-08-22

2018-08-22

Unnamed

18074800

Crow Wing

walleye

2017-08-23

2018-08-23

Unnamed

60017200

Polk

walleye

2017-08-30

2018-08-30

Unnamed

03060300

Becker

walleye

2017-08-31

2018-08-31

Unnamed

56080500

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Unnamed

56088400

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Unnamed

56120500

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-06

2018-09-06

Unnamed

15029100

Clearwater

walleye

2017-09-19

2018-09-19

Unnamed

56058000

Otter Tail

walleye

2017-09-20

2018-09-20

Vermilion

69037800

St. Louis

bluegill

2017-09-19

2018-09-19

Walter

06009200

Big Stone

walleye

2017-08-08

2018-08-08

Warren

17002101

Cottonwood

walleye

2017-07-11

2018-07-11

Warroad River

H-016

emerald shiner

2017-10-23

2018-10-23

Waterville Hatchery Ponds

40017205

Le Sueur

muskellunge

2017-08-15

2018-08-15

Waterville Hatchery Ponds

40017213

Le Sueur

walleye

2017-08-15

2018-08-15

Wilmert (main bay)

46001401

Martin

black crappie

2017-04-05

2018-04-05

Wilmert (main bay)

46001401

Martin

yellow perch

2017-04-05

2018-04-05

Winter Road River

H-001-003

emerald shiner

2017-10-02

2018-10-02

Woman

11020100

Cass

walleye

2017-04-17

2018-04-17