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

Know ice safety

A danger, thin ice signFishing doesn't have to stop in winter. Learn how to take the right precautions so you can venture out on Minnesota's frozen lakes.

Ice fishing know-how

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Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Fishing piers & boat ramps by county

Talk with us

Aitkin staff

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Rick BruesewitzArea supervisor218-429-3010[email protected]
Greg BergAssistant area supervisor218-429-3010[email protected]
VacantFisheries specialist  
Kris NissenFisheries technician218-429-3010[email protected]
Tom JonesRegional treaty coordinator218-429-3010[email protected]
Kristi KunzOffice administrative specialist218-429-3010[email protected]