Aitkin area fisheries

Aitkin area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work throughout Aitkin County for 150 fishing lakes, 110 miles of the Mississippi River and hundreds of miles of other warm water rivers and streams.

Popular area waters are Big Sandy, Farm Island, Cedar and Minnewawa.

The Aitkin fisheries work area

Where to find us

1200 Minnesota Avenue South
Aitkin, MN 56431
[email protected]

News & notices

Get out on the ice

Learning to ice fishIce fishing can be mystifying so we've developed how-to guides and videos so you can learn what you need and what to do on the ice this winter.

Ice never is 100% safe

Pickup truck falling through the iceYou can't judge ice's strength from its appearance, age, thickness or air temperature. Learn how to be safe on the ice this winter.

Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Fishing piers & boat ramps by county

Talk with us

Aitkin staff

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Rick BruesewitzArea supervisor218-429-3031[email protected]
Greg BergAssistant area supervisor218-429-3031[email protected]
John KempeFisheries specialist218-429-3031[email protected]
Kris NissenFisheries technician218-429-3031[email protected]
Tom JonesRegional treaty coordinator218-429-3031[email protected]
Kristi KunzOffice administrative specialist218-429-3031[email protected]