International Falls area fisheries

International Falls area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 135 fishing lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams in Koochiching and northern St. Louis counties.

Popular area waters are Rainy, Kabetogama and Pelican (near Orr) and the Rainy River. The Iakes of Voyageurs National Park also lie within the International Falls fisheries management area.

The International Falls fisheries work area

Where to find us

392 Highway 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649
[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

Talk with us

International Falls staff

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Phil TalmageArea supervisor218-598-8196[email protected]
Ryan CarrowAssistant area supervisor218-598-8198[email protected]
Ben VondraLarge lake specialist218-598-8197[email protected]
Michael VaskeFisheries specialist218-598-8199[email protected]
Dee Dee CristFisheries technician218-598-8202[email protected]
VacantOffice & administrative specialist218-598-8195