Montrose Area Fisheries Office

Office address

Montrose Area Fisheries Office
7372 State Highway 25 SW
Montrose, MN 55363
tel. 763-675-3301
fax. 763-675-3147
e-mail Montrose Fisheries

Montrose Area Fisheries Office boundary map.

Welcome to the Montrose Fisheries Management Area. Our office manages the lakes, rivers, and streams in Wright, Stearns, and Sherburne Counties in Central MN. We actively manage the fisheries on 150 lakes, 60 miles of the Mississippi River, over 200 miles of warm water rivers, one trout lake, and five trout streams. Our work area is in the heart of bass /bluegill territory in central MN; furthermore, the Mississippi River from St. Cloud to Anoka is home to one of the greatest Smallmouth Bass fisheries in the state! In addition to Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill, there are excellent opportunities to target Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Black Crappie, Brook Trout, Channel Catfish, and Common Carp. Three state record fish have come from this area including White Crappie, Greater Redhorse, and Common Carp. On this site you can find information about recent surveys, fish stockings, special regulations, and other useful information. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail or call in.

Happy Fishing!


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Recently Added Information:

2015 Walleye Fry and Fingerling Stocking - Final Update 11-16-15

2015 Lake Survey Summaries - updated 9-30-15

2015 Bluegill Assessment Summaries 

2015 Bass Electrofishing Summaries

2015 Lake Survey Schedule

2014 Montrose Area Lake Survey and LMB Survey Summaries

2013 Willow Creek Report

2012 North Fork Crow River Report

2012 Cold Spring and Luxemburg Creek Reports

2012 Sugar Lake Muskie and Walleye Spring Survey Summary This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.


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River and Stream Information

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