Anglers who fish in Koochiching and northern St. Louis county areas benefit from the management, habitat and oversight work of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' International Falls area fisheries staff.
Area Fisheries Supervisor Kevin Peterson and a full-time staff of four manage 135 fishing lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. These waters include popular fishing lakes such as Rainy, Kabetogama and Pelican (near Orr) and the Rainy River. The Iakes of Voyageurs National Park also lie within the International Falls fisheries management area.
Fisheries specialists make live presentations to students at a wide variety of aquatic education events.
Rainy Lake (Koochiching and St. Louis counties): Walleye 18 to 26 inches must be released, one longer than 26 inches allowed in possession; regulation is relaxed from the previous 17- to 28-inch protected slot; bag limit remains four walleye. Change allows for more harvest opportunities while still protecting spawning-age fish. In recent years the slot limit on Rainy has consistently met objectives established for the regulation.This regulation change is effective March 1, 2016.
|Kevin Peterson||Area firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tom Burri||Assistant area email@example.com|
|Ben Vondra||Large lake firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dan Schermerhorn||Fisheries email@example.com|
|Wes Peterson||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|