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

Walleye egg take returns

Walleye from the Knife River being stripped of eggs and miltFor the first time in years, fry from eggs and milt from Knife River walleye were stocked in several Hinckley area lakes this spring. Find out why.

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.

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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]
Heath WeaverFisheries specialist320-384-7721[email protected]
John FrankFisheries specialist320-384-7721[email protected]
Nate PainovichFisheries specialist320-384-7721[email protected]

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