Fergus Falls area fisheries

Fergus Falls area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 250 fishing lakes and 150 miles of rivers and streams in Otter Tail and Wilkin counties.

Popular area waters are Otter Tail, Big Pine and North Lida lakes. Area staff also manage portions of the Otter Tail, Pelican and Red rivers.

The Fergus Falls fisheries work area

Where to find us

1509 1st Avenue North
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
[email protected]
News & notices

Ice is never 100% safe

Ice not safe warning signStay off the ice until there are 4 inches of new, clear ice. Even then, take safety precautions. Ice thickness and quality can vary in the same area.

You can ice fish

Angler pulling a sunfish through a hole in the ice of a lakeTarget the fish you want to catch this winter with the information, tips and techniques on our learn to ice fish page.

Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Fishing piers & boat ramps by county

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Fergus Falls staff

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Jim WoltersArea supervisor218-671-7931[email protected]
Howard FullhartAssistant area supervisor218-671-7931[email protected]
Steve KubenyFisheries specialist218-671-7931[email protected]
Mike NelsonFisheries technician218-671-7931[email protected]
Luke SchalekampFisheries specialist218-671-7931[email protected]
Marnie FranzeOffice administrative specialist218-671-7931[email protected]