Certified VHS-free Water Bodies

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a fish disease present in some Minnesota waters. It affects some fish species but not others. To prevent the spread of this disease, we have regulations for harvesting and transporting the species that carry VHS.

Species affected by VHS include cisco (all Coregonus, including lake herring and tullibee), smelt (all Osmerus, Spirincus, Hypomesus, and Allosmerus species), as well as certain other species. Currently the only Minnesota waters listed as having VHS are Lake Superior and its tributaries below the posted boundaries, and the St. Louis River downstream of the Fond du Lac dam.

The DNR tested the water bodies listed below for VHS. These lists will be updated as additional water bodies are tested and new information becomes available.


Water bodies certified VHS-free for all species of fish:

Name

ID

County

Collection Date

Expiration Date

Fish

70006900

Scott

2018-05-08

2019-05-08

Florida

34021700

Kandiyohi

2018-06-20

2019-06-20

Minnetonka

27013300

Hennepin

2018-05-16

2019-05-16

Monongalia Lake

34015800

Kandiyohi

2018-06-20

2019-06-20

Mons

77002200

Todd

2018-06-19

2019-06-19

Pickeral

24002500

Freeborn

2018-05-03

2019-05-03

Pike River Flowage

69058000

St. Louis

2018-05-07

2019-05-07

Wabanica Creek

H-001-001

2017-10-10

2018-10-10

Walker

56031000

Otter Tail

2018-04-30

2019-04-30

Winnibigoshish

11014700

Cass

2018-05-06

2019-05-06


Water bodies certified VHS-free for specific species of fish:

Name

ID

County

Species

Collection Date

Expiration Date

Bassett Slough

06011500

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-13

2019-09-13

Baudette River

H-001-006

emerald shiner

2017-10-11

2018-10-11

Baudette River

H-001-006

emerald shiner

2018-09-18

2019-09-18

Big

04004900

Beltrami

walleye

2018-04-30

2019-04-30

Carey

17004900

Cottonwood

walleye

2018-08-21

2019-08-21

Casey

47008000

Meeker

walleye

2017-10-11

2018-10-11

Elbow

03006500

Becker

walleye

2018-07-24

2019-07-24

Eli

06012900

Big Stone

walleye

2018-08-22

2019-08-22

Frielund

29026800

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-24

2019-07-24

Greenleaf

47006200

Meeker

yellow perch

2018-05-15

2019-05-15

Helle

61010500

Pope

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Horseshoe

13007300

Chisago

bluegill

2018-04-23

2019-04-23

Huwe

03125400

Becker

walleye

2018-07-24

2019-07-24

Hyland

27004800

Hennepin

bluegill

2018-06-11

2019-06-11

Hyland

27004800

Hennepin

bluegill

2018-06-11

2019-06-11

Island

04026500

Beltrami

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

Johnson

21011200

Douglas

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Kolstad

61008200

Pope

walleye

2018-09-06

2019-09-06

Kyles

29061200

Hubbard

walleye

2018-08-01

2019-08-01

Lake of the Woods

39000200

Lake of the Woods

emerald shiner

2018-08-20

2019-08-20

Little

26007600

Grant

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

Lysing

06011600

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-13

2019-09-13

Macs

03007200

Becker

walleye

2018-07-24

2019-07-24

Mountain

16009300

Cook

lake trout

2017-10-16

2018-10-16

Mountain

17000300

Cottonwood

bluegill

2018-05-30

2019-05-30

Nebish

04019000

Beltrami

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

North Rothwell

06014700

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-17

2019-09-17

Peanut

29060500

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-31

2019-07-31

Pony

04023700

Beltrami

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

Rainy River

H-001

emerald shiner

2018-09-11

2019-09-11

Rapid River

H-001-011

emerald shiner

2017-10-02

2018-10-02

Rapid River

H-001-011

emerald shiner

2018-09-18

2019-09-18

Rehm Pond

29016001

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-25

2019-07-25

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

northern pike

2017-12-20

2018-12-20

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

yellow perch

2017-12-20

2018-12-20

Richey

16064300

Cook

walleye

2018-08-15

2019-08-15

Rogers

19008000

Dakota

bluegill

2018-05-14

2019-05-14

Roland

21028100

Douglas

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

Round

17004801

Cottonwood

walleye

2018-08-20

2019-08-20

Sallie

03035900

Becker

walleye

2018-04-29

2019-04-29

Silver Creek

H-001-009.5

emerald shiner

2018-09-18

2019-09-18

Stahl's

43010400

McLeod

bluegill

2018-05-15

2019-05-15

Steenerson

61009500

Pope

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Unnamed

82003800

Washington

walleye

2017-10-17

2018-10-17

Unnamed

82029500

Washington

bluegill

2018-05-29

2019-05-29

Unnamed

71013000

Sherburne

walleye

2018-06-19

2019-06-19

Unnamed

71016600

Sherburne

walleye

2018-06-19

2019-06-19

Unnamed

60017200

Polk

walleye

2018-06-20

2019-06-20

Unnamed

71013400

Sherburne

walleye

2018-06-20

2019-06-20

Unnamed

29028500

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-24

2019-07-24

Unnamed

29015900

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-25

2019-07-25

Unnamed

29055200

Hubbard

walleye

2018-07-25

2019-07-25

Unnamed

06013100

Big Stone

walleye

2018-08-22

2019-08-22

Unnamed

21019500

Douglas

walleye

2018-09-05

2019-09-05

Unnamed

04021800

Beltrami

walleye

2018-09-10

2019-09-10

Unnamed

21056500

Douglas

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Unnamed

61014500

Pope

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Unnamed

61014600

Pope

walleye

2018-09-12

2019-09-12

Unnamed

06002700

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-13

2019-09-13

Unnamed

06029900

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-13

2019-09-13

Unnamed

04028800

Beltrami

walleye

2018-09-17

2019-09-17

Unnamed

06006800

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-17

2019-09-17

Unnamed

15029100

Clearwater

walleye

2018-09-17

2019-09-17

Unnamed

60006600

Polk

walleye

2018-09-17

2019-09-17

Unnamed

06015300

Big Stone

walleye

2018-09-19

2019-09-19

Warbler

29060300

Hubbard

walleye

2018-08-01

2019-08-01

Warroad River

H-016

emerald shiner

2017-10-23

2018-10-23

Waterville Hatchery Ponds

40017212

Le Sueur

walleye

2018-08-13

2019-08-13

Whitefish

18031000

Crow Wing

walleye

2018-04-30

2019-04-30

Winter Road River

H-001-003

emerald shiner

2017-10-02

2018-10-02

Woman

11020100

Cass

walleye

2018-04-29

2019-04-29