Windom area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 80 fishing lakes and 2,000 miles of rivers and streams in Cottonwood, Jackson, southern Lincoln, southern Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock and Watonwan counties.
Popular area waters are Lake Benton, Lake Sarah, Lake Shaokotan and Lake Shetek as well as the muskellunge fisheries of Fox Lake and the Fairmont Chain of Lakes.
Where to find us175 County Road 26
Windom, MN 56101
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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.
- Talk with us
Slide text left for phones & emails
Ryan Doorenbos Area supervisor 507-832-6013 [email protected] Nate Hodgins Assistant area supervisor 507-832-6015 [email protected] Jonah Dagel Fisheries specialist 507-832-6014 [email protected] Luke Rossow Fisheries technician 507-832-6012 [email protected] Autumn Bezdicek Office Administrative Assistant 507-832-6011 [email protected]