Bemidji area fisheries

Bemidji area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 113 fishing lakes and 220 miles of rivers and streams in Beltrami, Clearwater, northern Cass and northern Hubbard counties.

Popular area waters are Upper Red Lake, Cass Lake, Lake Bemidji and the lakes in Itasca State Park.

The Bemidji fisheries work area

Where to find us

2114 Bemidji Avenue
Bemidji, MN 56601
[email protected]
News & notices

Fishing season is here

Sillhoutted anglers fishing in a small boatMinnesota's open water fishing season is officially open. Get out there and chase a few walleye and northern.

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Bemidji staff

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Edie EvartsArea supervisor218-308-2330[email protected]
Andy ThompsonAssistant area supervisor218-308-2339[email protected]
Andrew WieringFisheries specialist218-308-2339[email protected]
Tony KennedyLarge lake specialist218-308-2339[email protected]
Tony StanderaFisheries specialist218-308-2339[email protected]
Ethan KarppinenFisheries specialist218-308-2339[email protected]
Brian HerwigResearch specialist218-308-2339[email protected]
Robert EkstromAquatic habitat specialist218-308-2339[email protected]


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