Ortonville area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 50 fishing lakes and 2,000 miles of rivers and streams near the headwaters of the Minnesota River in Traverse, Big Stone, western Lac Qui Parle, western Swift, western Yellow Medicine and northern Lincoln counties.
Popular area waters are Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle and Traverse lakes – shallow productive fisheries that produce abundant yellow perch, walleyes, northern pike and panfish.
Where to find us890 Pine Ave.
Ortonville, MN 56278
- News & notices
New fishing resources
We've got new fishing resources for you the 2023 season. Check out the updated Ortonville area fishing outlook and the Ortonville area newsletter.
Get out on the ice
Ice fishing can be mystifying so we've developed how-to guides and videos so you can learn what you need and what to do on the ice this winter.
- Fishing opportunities
Area lakes by county
Learn to fish
Fishing piers & boat ramps by county
Where to go
If you want a quick look at where you might try fishing next, take a look at our fishing outlook, which we've updated for 2023.
For additional information, check our Ortonville area fisheries newsletter.
Hear from an expert
The Ortonville Area staff are happy to give presentations to school groups, sportsman's clubs or any local group interested in learning more about the aquatic environment. Anyone interested should contact the Ortonville office via email at [email protected] or telephone at 320-839-2656.
Popular fishing lakes
Survey information, lake maps and consumption advisories are available online for theses Ortonville area lakes.
Lake County Artichoke Big Stone Big Stone Big Stone Del Clark Yellow Medicine East Toqua Big Stone Hawks Nest Lincoln Hendricks Lincoln John Yellow Medicine Lac qui Parle Lac qui Parle Long Tom Big Stone
- Talk with us
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Chris Domeier Area fisheries supervisor 320-839-2656 [email protected] Kyle Anderson Assistant area fisheries supervisor 320-839-2656 [email protected] BJ Bauer Fisheries specialist 320-839-2656 [email protected] Jeff Malzahn Fisheries technician 320-839-2656 [email protected] Danielle Hage Office administrative specialist 320-839-2656 [email protected]