Park Rapids area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 108 fishing lakes and 220 miles of rivers and streams in Hubbard, Wadena and eastern Becker counties.
Popular area waters are the Mantrap Chain of Lakes; Crow Wing River and its chain of lakes; and the Straight River – a premier brown trout stream.
Where to find us301 South Grove Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
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Lakes scheduled for 2024
People who want to discuss the individual fisheries listed below must call or email this area fisheries office during February. Your observations and comments will be considered as updates begin on these fisheries lake management plans.
Comments from people interested in the health and quality of Minnesota’s fisheries are a critical part of the DNR’s fisheries lake management planning process. These plans establish fisheries management goals and objectives for each lake and guide the work fisheries biologists do each year.
Clicking lake links below take you to LakeFinder, where you can find various lake specific information, including past fisheries surveys. To submit input or learn more about each lake’s management plan, please contact this area office.
How you can help
Comments about preferred experiences, observations or general concerns about the fishery – rather than suggestions on how DNR might accomplish a specific goal or objective – are the most helpful kinds of input.
Some questions to consider when formulating input could include:
- What kind of fishing experience are you looking for?
- Are there fish habitat concerns you’d like to share?
- What species of fish are most important to you?
- Do you like catching fewer big fish or a lot of smaller fish?
Individuals as well as representatives of lake associations, outdoors groups, conservations organizations and local units of government are encouraged to comment.
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Park Rapids staff
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Wade Massure Area supervisor 218-552-2317 [email protected] Calub Shavlik Assistant area supervisor 218-552-2312 [email protected] Kyle Little Fisheries technician 218-552-2314 [email protected] Vacant Fisheries specialist 218-552-2315 Scott Muhm Fisheries specialist 218-552-2316 [email protected]