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]
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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.

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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]