Detroit Lakes area fisheries

Detroit Lakes area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 151 fishing lakes and 1,500 miles of rivers and streams in Becker, Clay, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Red Lake counties.

Popular area waters are Detroit Lake, the Cormorant lakes area, White Earth and portions of the Red River.

The Detroit Lakes fisheries work area

Where to find us

14583 County Highway 19
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
[email protected]
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Detroit Lakes staff

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Nathan OlsonArea supervisor218-846-8290[email protected]
Mike HabratFisheries specialist218-846-8290[email protected]
Jeff BuckinghamFisheries specialist218-846-8290[email protected]
Kaleb SmithFisheries specialist218-846-8290[email protected]
Josh WickstromFisheries technician218-846-8290[email protected]
Nick KludtRed River fisheries specialist218-846-8290[email protected]
Janice HaverkampOffice administrative specialist218-846-8290[email protected]

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