Hinckley area fisheries

Hinckley area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 160 fishing lakes and 261 rivers and streams in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec and Pine counties.

Popular area waters are Grindstone Lake, Chisago area lakes as well as four popular rivers – the St. Croix, Kettle, Rum and Snake.

The Hinckley fisheries work area

Where to find us

306 Power Avenue North
Hinckley, MN 55037
[email protected]
News and notices

What can I catch?

Measuring a walleye's lengthWondering what fish you can catch and when you can catch them? Seasons vary for different fish so use our fishing season listing to find out.

Grindstone dam removal

The Grindstone River dam Get information on a project that will remove a public safety hazard and restore the Grindstone River's natural flow and connectivity.

Fishing opportunities
Lake management planning

Comments from people interested in the health and quality of Minnesota’s fisheries are a critical part of the DNR’s fisheries lake management planning process. These plans establish fisheries management goals and objectives for each lake and guide the work fisheries biologists do each year.

No lakes are scheduled for updates in 2024.

Talk with us

Hinckley staff

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We will have someone in the office to take phone calls and messages whenever possible during business hours but calls may not be returned immediately. Email is checked throughout the day Monday through Friday during business hours and is the best way to contact staff.

Matt WardArea supervisor320-384-7721[email protected]
Deb VermeerschAssistant area supervisor320-384-7721[email protected]
Shelly O'DonovanOffice administrative specialist320-384-7721[email protected]
 Fisheries specialist320-384-7721 
John FrankFisheries specialist320-384-7721[email protected]
Nate PainovichFisheries specialist320-384-7721[email protected]

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