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

Spring fishing on the Rainy River

Fishing boats in the iced-up Rainy River in springAnglers must follow spring fishing regulations on the Minnesota side of the Rainy River from Monday, March 1, to Wednesday, April 14.

New panfish daily limits

A bluegill swimming in a Minnesota lakeNew regulations for sunfish and crappie are in place on a number of lakes for 2021 so anglers should closely check regulations for new daily limits.

Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Talk with us

International Falls staff

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Kevin PetersonArea supervisor218-286-5220[email protected]
Kristen PattersonAssistant area supervisor218-286-5220[email protected]
Ben VondraLarge lake specialist218-286-5220[email protected]
Dan SchermerhornFisheries specialist218-286-5220[email protected]
Andrew MoranOffice & administrative specialist218-286-5220[email protected]