Anglers who fish in Itasca and western St. Louis counties benefit from the management, habitat and oversight work of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' Grand Rapids area fisheries staff.
Area Fisheries Supervisor David Weitzel and a staff of eight full-time and up to nine short-term seasonal hatchery employees manage 618 fishing lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers and streams. These waters include popular fishing destinations such as Lake Winnibigoshish as well as Bowstring, Cut Foot Sioux and Pokegama lakes.
The Grand Rapids fisheries crew takes walleye eggs at Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake during the spring spawn.
|Dave Weitzel||Area firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Ward||Assistant area email@example.com|
|Sandy DeLeo||Office administrative firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gerry Albert||Large lake email@example.com|
|Kris Koski||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Doyle Hass||Fisheries email@example.com|
|Steve Mero||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Henry||Fisheries email@example.com|
|Warren Foster||Fisheries firstname.lastname@example.org|