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

Ann

61012200

Pope

2019-04-04

2020-04-03

Armstrong

07012500

Blue Earth

2018-09-25

2019-09-25

Big Stone

06015200

Big Stone

2018-10-24

2019-10-24

Cross

58011900

Pine

2019-03-20

2020-03-19

Cut Foot Sioux

31085700

Itasca

2019-04-29

2020-04-28

Detroit

03038100

Becker

2019-05-08

2020-05-07

Farm Island

01015900

Aitkin

2019-05-08

2020-05-07

First Fulda

51002100

Murray

2019-05-07

2020-05-06

Gull

11030500

Cass

2019-05-07

2020-05-06

Itasca

15001600

Clearwater

2019-05-14

2020-05-13

Knife

33002800

Kanabec

2019-05-14

2020-05-13

Lake of the Woods

39000200

Lake of the Woods

2019-06-03

2020-06-02

Leech

11020300

Cass

2018-09-24

2019-09-24

Marion

19002600

Dakota

2019-05-30

2020-05-29

Mille Lacs

48000200

Mille Lacs

2018-10-23

2019-10-23

Minnesota R - Belle Plaine Hwy 25 Bridge to MN Falls

M-055

Renville

2018-10-11

2019-10-11

Quamba

33001500

Kanabec

2019-05-14

2020-05-13

Sallie

03035900

Becker

2019-04-21

2020-04-20

Shetek

51004600

Murray

2019-05-20

2020-05-19

Spider

29011700

Hubbard

2019-05-14

2020-05-13

St. Croix River-Stlwtr-Prescott

82000100

Washington

2019-06-03

2020-06-02

State Fish Rearing Pond

15019400

Clearwater

2018-10-03

2019-10-03

Stuart

56019100

Otter Tail

2019-05-08

2020-05-07

Unnamed

69095200

St. Louis

2019-06-18

2020-06-17

Vermilion

69037800

St. Louis

2019-04-29

2020-04-28

Whitefish

18031000

Crow Wing

2019-04-22

2020-04-21

Winnibigoshish

11014700

Cass

2018-09-25

2019-09-25


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

Name

ID

County

Species

Collection Date

Expiration Date

Bird

69098700

St. Louis

black crappie

2019-05-07

2020-05-06

Cedar

69043100

St. Louis

bluegill

2019-05-07

2020-05-06

Clear

51004700

Murray

walleye

2018-10-02

2019-10-02

Clear

51004700

Murray

walleye

2018-10-02

2019-10-02

Firemen's Clayhole

10022600

Carver

bluegill

2019-04-09

2020-04-08

Island

69088900

St. Louis

spottail shiner

2019-06-05

2020-06-04

Long

82006800

Washington

walleye

2018-09-24

2019-09-24

Loon

16044800

Cook

rock bass

2019-06-19

2020-06-18

Maria

14009900

Clay

walleye

2018-10-10

2019-10-10

Mills

07009700

Blue Earth

walleye

2018-09-25

2019-09-25

Minnetonka

27013300

Hennepin

bluegill

2019-05-21

2020-05-20

Otter Tail

56024200

Otter Tail

walleye

2019-04-29

2020-04-28

Rainy

69069400

St. Louis

yellow perch

2019-05-29

2020-05-28

Rainy River

H-001

emerald shiner

2019-09-10

2020-09-09

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

northern pike

2018-12-17

2019-12-17

Rice

01006700

Aitkin

yellow perch

2018-12-17

2019-12-17

Sarah

51006300

Murray

walleye

2019-04-18

2020-04-17

Silver Creek

H-001-009.5

emerald shiner

2019-09-10

2020-09-09

Summit

32001900

Jackson

walleye

2018-10-17

2019-10-17

Unnamed

73015300

Stearns

walleye

2018-09-21

2019-09-21

Unnamed

60013100

Polk

walleye

2018-10-08

2019-10-08

Unnamed

60010800

Polk

walleye

2018-10-22

2019-10-22

Wabanica Creek

H-001-001

emerald shiner

2018-10-02

2019-10-02

Warroad River

H-016

emerald shiner

2018-10-24

2019-10-24

Winter Road River

H-001-003

emerald shiner

2018-10-02

2019-10-02

Wolf

69016100

St. Louis

bluegill

2019-06-13

2020-06-12

Woman

11020100

Cass

walleye

2019-04-22

2020-04-21