Minneapolis has abundant opportunity for shore fishing close to home. Many of the pier and shore locations below have been chosen for their kid-friendly fishing opportunities.
For questions on fish consumption and fish consumption advisories, contact the Minnesota Department of Health.
Canoe Dock: Cedar Lake Point Beach
Fishing Pier: West 22nd Street and Cedar Lake Parkway
*Great area for Musky, Northern Pike, and Bass.
Bde Maka Ska
Fishing Pier: West 36th Street and West Calhoun Parkway
*Great area for crappies, panfish, and Musky.
Fishing Pier: East of Canoe Storage Racks
Fishing Pier: 27th Avenue South and East 47th Street
Lake of the Isles
Lagoon Area: between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles
*Both bridges over the lagoon offer easy access to the water for shore fishing.
Railing Area: between Newton Avenue South and Oliver Place South
- North side of lake: East Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis Parkway
- Southeast side of lake: East Lake Nokomis Parkway between East 54th and 55th streets
Fishing Pier: South side of lake
*Crappies, sunfish, and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.
Franklin Avenue Bridge: underneath on the East Bank
*Best after a rain storm where the street water discharges into the river. Fish the big boulders under the bridge for small mouth bass.
Minnehaha Falls Regional Park: Minnehaha Creek & Mississippi River conjunction
*Good area for large crappies and stripers. This is a catch-and-release walleye fishery.
Fishing Pier: behind recreation center
*Crappies, sunfish and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.
Fishing Pier: East side of lake
Theodore Wirth Lake
Fishing Pier: Northeast side of lake