Brainerd area fisheries

Brainerd area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 317 fishing lakes and 100 miles of rivers and streams in Crow Wing and lower Cass counties.

Popular area waters are the Gull and Whitefish chain of lakes, Pelican Lake and North Long Lake. Brainerd area staff also stock trout in the former mine pits at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

The Brainerd fisheries work area

Where to find us

1601 Minnesota Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-203-4301
[email protected]
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Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Resources
The hatchery
Pond harvest
Population assessment
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Hinckley staff

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Name
Position
Phone
Email
Marc BacigalupiArea supervisor218-203-4301[email protected]
Michael KnappAssistant area supervisor218-203-4301[email protected]
Owen BairdFisheries specialist218-203-4301[email protected]
David LockwoodFisheries specialist218-203-4301[email protected]
Carl MillsFisheries specialist218-203-4301[email protected]
Andy WiebuschFisheries specialist218-203-4301[email protected]
Melinda RaskinOffice administrative specialist218-203-4301[email protected]