Baudette area fisheries

Baudette area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 5 fishing lakes and 730 miles of rivers and streams in Lake of the Woods, Roseau, Kittson, Marshall, Pennington and parts of Koochiching counties.

Popular area waters are Lake of the Woods, the Rainy River and the Red River.

The Baudette fisheries work area

Where to find us

204 Main Street East
Baudette, MN 56623
[email protected]
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Fishing opportunities

Lake of the Woods & Rainy River

Red River of the North


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Lake management planning

Comments from people interested in the health and quality of Minnesota’s fisheries are a critical part of the DNR’s fisheries lake management planning process. These plans establish fisheries management goals and objectives for each lake and guide the work fisheries biologists do each year.

The plan for Lake of the Woods is being updated in 2024.

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Baudette staff

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Matt SkoogArea supervisor218-395-6036[email protected]
Mike WolfAssistant area supervisor218-395-6037[email protected]
Brett NelsonLarge lake specialist218-395-6035[email protected]
VacantFisheries specialist218-395-6032 
VacantOffice administrative specialist218-395-6031 

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