Ortonville area fisheries

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.

The Ortonville fisheries work area

Where to find us

811 Pine Street
Ortonville, MN 56278
320-839-2656
[email protected]
News & notices

New bluegill daily limits

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

Ice fishing know-how

Northern pike in an ice fishing holeIce fishing can be mystifying for those who with little or no experience. Use our our handy how-to and heads-up to take your first steps on the ice.

Fishing opportunities
Resources

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 2020.

For additional information, check out the 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.

LakeCounty
ArtichokeBig Stone
Big StoneBig Stone
Del ClarkYellow Medicine
East ToquaBig Stone
Hawks NestLincoln
HendricksLincoln
JohnYellow Medicine
Lac qui ParleLac qui Parle
Long TomBig Stone
LakeCounty
MarshBig Stone
OakLincoln
OliverSwift
PerchLincoln
PorterLincoln
Steep BankLincoln
SylvanYellow Medicine
TraverseTraverse
Talk with us

Ortonville staff

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Name
Position
Phone
Email
Chris DomeierArea fisheries supervisor320-839-2656[email protected]
Kyle AndersonAssistant area fisheries supervisor320-839-2656[email protected]
BJ BauerFisheries specialist320-839-2656[email protected]
Doug PierzinaFisheries technician320-839-2656[email protected]
Jeff MalzahnFisheries technician320-839-2656[email protected]
Danielle HageOffice administrative specialist320-839-2656[email protected]