Help update fisheries lake management plans

Largemouth bass leaping out of the waterFebruary is the month to connect with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries offices across Minnesota about 112 lakes in 34 counties that will have their fisheries lake management plans updated in 2024.

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.

People who want to discuss any of the individual fisheries listed below must call or email the area fisheries office listed for each lake during February.

The DNR wants input from anyone interested in these fisheries. 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.

Questions to consider

  • 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?

Who should comment?

  • Individuals
  • Lake associations
  • Outdoors groups
  • Conservations organizations
  • Local units of government

2024 lake management plan updates

Click the area office link to get details on how to comment. Click column headings to sort. Enter text to search entire contents of list.

Lake (City)CountyArea officeEmailPhone
BeltramiBeltramiBemidji[email protected]218-308-2330
Big BassBeltramiBemidji[email protected]218-308-2330
PlantagenetBeltramiBemidji[email protected]218-308-2330
Little Bass (Remer, 11-63)CassBrainerd[email protected]218-203-4301
Rock (Pine Center, 18-16)Crow WingBrainerd[email protected]218-203-4301
Smith (Garrison, 18-28)Crow WingBrainerd[email protected]218-203-4301
Bad MedicineBeckerDetroit Lakes[email protected]218-846-8290
Little CormorantBeckerDetroit Lakes[email protected]218-846-8290
UnionPolkDetroit Lakes[email protected]218-846-8290
WabooseBeckerDetroit Lakes[email protected]218-846-8290
Boulder Reservoir (Duluth)St. LouisDuluth[email protected]218-302-3264
Forbay (Carlton)CarltonDuluth[email protected]218-302-3264
Wild Rice Reservoir (Duluth)St. LouisDuluth[email protected]218-302-3264
CrookedAnokaEast Metro[email protected]651-259-5831
LilyWashingtonEast Metro[email protected]651-259-5831
TurtleRamseyEast Metro[email protected]651-259-5831
Crystal (Pelican Rapids)Otter TailFergus Falls[email protected]218-671-7940
Fish (Fergus Falls)Otter TailFergus Falls[email protected]218-671-7940
Long (Fergus Falls)Otter TailFergus Falls[email protected]218-671-7940
CoffeeLakeFinland[email protected]218-353-8855
LaxLakeFinland[email protected]218-353-8855
OrganLakeFinland[email protected]218-353-8855
Aaron (Millerville)DouglasGlenwood[email protected]320-634-7323
Emily (Hancock)PopeGlenwood[email protected]320-634-7323
Pelican (Long Beach)PopeGlenwood[email protected]320-634-7323
Reno (Forada)PopeGlenwood[email protected]320-634-7323
CrookedCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
GadwellCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
GreenwoodCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
HomerCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
McFarlandCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
MountainCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
OtterCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
ValeCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
WampusCookGrand Marais[email protected]218-387-6021
Blandin (Grand Rapids)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Buck (Nashwauk)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Burrows (Marcell)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Cutfoot Sioux (Squaw Lake)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Deepwater (Chisholm)St. LouisGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Deer (Deer River)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Little Cutfoot (Deer River)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Little Moose (Grand Rapids)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Moonshine (Grand Rapids)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Moose (Deer River)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
No-te-she-bun (Remer)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
OBrien (Nashwauk)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Snowball (Calumet)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Trestle (Talmoon)ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Wilson ItascaGrand Rapids[email protected]218-328-8836
Little Mud (Watkins)MeekerHutchinson[email protected]320-753-0339
Little Swan (Dassel)MeekerHutchinson[email protected]320-753-0339
Ripley (Litchfield)MeekerHutchinson[email protected]320-753-0339
Round (Litchfield)MeekerHutchinson[email protected]320-753-0339
Wolf (Dassel)MeekerHutchinson[email protected]320-753-0339
AshSt. LouisInternational Falls[email protected]218-598-8192
ElbowSt. LouisInternational Falls[email protected]218-598-8192
Little TroutSt. LouisInternational Falls[email protected]218-598-8192
PineKoochichingInternational Falls[email protected]218-598-8192
BeautyToddLittle Falls[email protected]320-232-1064
Little BirchTodd/StearnsLittle Falls[email protected]320-232-1064
SaukTodd/StearnsLittle Falls[email protected]320-232-1064
East CrookedHubbardPark Rapids[email protected]218-552-2311
Middle CrookedHubbardPark Rapids[email protected]218-552-2311
West CrookedHubbardPark Rapids[email protected]218-552-2311
DeerWrightSauk Rapids[email protected]320-223-7867
Two RiversStearnsSauk Rapids[email protected]320-223-7867
AndrewKandiyohiSpicer[email protected]320-409-2044
GamesKandiyohiSpicer[email protected]320-409-2044
NorwayKandiyohiSpicer[email protected]320-409-2044
Bald EagleLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
BasswoodLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
BirchSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
BlueberrySt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
BurntsideSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
Cedar (Aurora)St. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
Cedar (Winton)LakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
Cedar IslandSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
CrellinSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
CummingsSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
East TwinSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
West TwinSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
EsquagamaSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
FallLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
GoodLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
IndianaLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
Little KnifeLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
NewfoundLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
NewtonLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
OjibwayLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
SnowbankLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
SuckerLakeTower[email protected]218-300-7803
TroutSt. LouisTower[email protected]218-300-7803
PleasantCassWalker[email protected]218-552-2332
StonyCassWalker[email protected]218-552-2332
Cedar (Faribault)RiceWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Crystal (Lake Crystal)Blue EarthWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Gorman (Cordova)LeSueurWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Loon (Lake Crystal)Blue EarthWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Reeds (Elysian)WasecaWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Roemhildts (Elysian)LeSueurWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
St. Olaf (New Richland)WasecaWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
Volney (Le Center)LeSueurWaterville[email protected]507-497-1820
EagleCarverWest Metro[email protected]952-236-5170
MedicineHennepinWest Metro[email protected]952-236-5170
NokomisHennepinWest Metro[email protected]952-236-5170
BellaNoblesWindom[email protected]507-832-6020
DoubleCottonwoodWindom[email protected]507-832-6020
First FuldaMurrayWindom[email protected]507-832-6020
Second FuldaMurrayWindom[email protected]507-832-6021
HendricksLincolnOrtonville[email protected]320-839-2656
PerchLincolnOrtonville[email protected]320-839-2656

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