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

Trout season is here

Anglers fishing in a trout streamSee all the places in Minnesota you can fish when trout season opens in inland streams on Saturday, April 16. You'll find locations and fishing tips.

Get started fishing

Fishing rod and reel sitting on a dockWe can help you get started fishing. Check out our tips and links to information on how to fish, filleting fish, frying fish and more.

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]