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.

MPRB Lakes & Mississippi River Mileage [PDF]

Cedar Lake

Canoe Dock: Cedar Lake Point Beach

Fishing Pier: West 22nd Street and Cedar Lake Parkway
*Great area for Musky, Northern Pike, and Bass.

Lake Calhoun

Fishing Pier: West 36th Street and West Calhoun Parkway
*Great area for crappies, panfish, and Musky.

Lake Harriet

Fishing Pier: East of Canoe Storage Racks

Lake Hiawatha

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

Lake Nokomis

Fishing Piers:

Loring Lake

Fishing Pier: South side of lake
*Crappies, sunfish, and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.

Mississippi River

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.

Powderhorn Lake

Fishing Pier: behind recreation center
*Crappies, sunfish and adult catfish up to 10 pounds.

Ryan Lake

Fishing Pier: East side of lake

Theodore Wirth Lake

Fishing Pier: Northeast side of lake

For questions on fish consumption and fish consumption advisories, contact the Minnesota Department of Health