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Shore Fishing

Minneapolis has abundant opportunity for shore fishing close to home. Many of the locations summarized have been chosen for their kid-friendly fishing opportunities.

Letís Go Fishing in Minneapolis!

Cedar Lake

  • Fishing dock is located on 22nd St. W and Cedar Lake Parkway.
  • Looking from the fishing dock there is a sewer that discharges street water after rain storms and can be a great Musky, Northern Pike, and Bass area.
  • Canoe docks on Cedar Lake Point for panfish.
Lake Calhoun
  • Fishing dock is located on 36th St. W and Lake Calhoun Parkway; great crappie fishing with slip bobbers, tons of panfish, and a popular Musky fishing location.
Lake Harriet
  • Fishing dock located off William Berry Parkway and Lake Harriet Parkway.
Lake Hiawatha
  • Fishing dock located at 27th Ave S. and 47th St E.
  • This is a small lake with shore fishing spaced throughout the lake.
Lake of the Isles
  • Railings area between Newton Ave. S and Oliver Ave. S.
  • Both bridges offer easy access to the water for shore fishing.
  • Lagoon area between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles.
Lake Nokomis
  • One dock is located on the northwest side of the lake off 22nd Ave. and the parkway.
  • One dock is located between Derby and 50th St. on the southeast side of the lake.
Loring Lake
  • Fishing is dock located on south end. This lake is stocked every year with crappies, sunfish, and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.
Mississippi River
  • Minnehaha Falls Park where the Minnehaha Creek flows into the Mississippi River. This is a catch-and-release walleye fishery. Also large crappies and stripers can be caught under the wooden footbridge during sunny daylight times in the late spring.
  • St. Paul side under the Franklin Avenue Bridge, especially after a rain storm where the street water discharges into the river. Fish the big boulders under the bridge for small mouth bass.
Powderhorn Lake
  • Fishing dock is located just behind the recreation center. This lake is stocked every year with crappies, sunfish and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.
Ryan Lake Theodore Wirth Lake
  • Fishing dock is located at 3130 Glenwood Ave. N.
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