Lake of the Woods

Watching a Lake of the Woods sunrise from a shoreline near Warroad

Comment on lake management

Cover page of the draft management plan

Lake of the Woods has a new draft management plan and DNR wants your comments on the plan's outline for how the lake will be managed during the next five years.

The lake has thriving populations of walleye, sauger and lake sturgeon. Members of the input group that helped develop the plan put long-term sustainability at the forefront of their discussion.

Members were concerned about the growth in winter angling pressure on Lake of the Woods and encouraged the DNR to continue to support the creel surveys in order to monitor fishing pressure over time. They also expressed concerns about system change from things like invasive species and recommended that the DNR continue to study the potential impact of invasive species on the sustainability of the Lake of the Woods fishery.

There are two ways to comment:

Comments will be reviewed and considered in July and August. The final Lake of the Woods management plan will be completed in September.