Grand Marais area fisheries

Grand Marais area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 727 fishing lakes and 1,200 miles of rivers and streams in Cook County.

Popular area waters are Saganaga Lake, North Shore steelhead streams and the east end of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The Grand Marais fisheries work area

Where to find us

1356 Highway 61 East
Grand Marais, MN 55604
[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.

Get started fishing

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Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Survey schedule

Lake and stream surveys in the Grand Marais area will begin in May and continue through September.

Surveys are needed to identify changes in fish populations, water quality, habitat and to evaluate management strategies.

  • May 1-22: Place water temperature monitors in lakes and streams, and stock walleye and trout when lakes become accessible. Water quality profiles are conducted monthly on Trout and Greenwood Lakes May through October.
  • May 29: Survey Clara Lake
  • June 5: Survey Talus and Pine lakes
  • June 12: Survey South and Star lakes
  • June 19: Survey Pit, Davis, Bingshick and Fay lakes
  • June 26: Survey Iron, Little Iron and Mit lakes
  • July 3: Survey Crab, Boulder and Red Rock lakes
  • July 10: Survey Mayhew, Holly and Binagami lakes
  • July 17: Survey Tom, Flour and Devil Track lakes
  • July 24: Survey Pike, Aspen and Trout lakes
  • July 31: Survey East Bearskin and Kemo lakes
  • Aug. 7: Survey Gunflint Lake; Flute Reed River; Irish, Kadunce and Kimbal creeks
  • Aug. 14: Survey Gunflint Lake; Durfee Creek; Onion, Devil Track and Temperance rivers
  • Aug. 21: Survey Saganaga and Birch lakes; North Brule River
  • Aug. 28: Survey Saganaga and West Bearskin lakes
  • Sept. 4: Survey Cascade and Two Island lakes
  • Sept.r 11: Survey Pine Lake
  • Sept. 18: Survey West Pike and Leo lakes
  • Sept. 25: Survey Lima Lake and stock trout into area lakes
  • Oct. 2: Survey Bogus Lake and stock trout into area lakes
Talk with us

Grand Marais staff

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Edmund IsaacArea supervisor218-387-6022[email protected]
Matt WebergAssistant area supervisor218-387-6021[email protected]
Ben SchleppenbachFisheries specialist218-387-6021[email protected]
Steve JungclausFisheries technician218-387-6021[email protected]

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