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 & notices

Grindstone dam removal

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

Hurry up ice!

Northern pike in an ice fishing holeFishing doesn't have to stop in winter. Learn how to take the right precautions so you can venture on Minnesota's frozen lakes to escape the winter blahs and cabin fever blues.

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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.

Leslie GeorgeArea 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]