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

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