East Metro Area Fisheries Office

Office address

East Metro Area Fisheries Office
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-259-5831
metroeast.fisheries@state.mn.us

East Metro Area Fisheries Office boundary map.

Office contacts

  • Area Supervisor: T.J. Debates

(Check the staff page for a list of all office staff.)

 

Notices

NEW! Vermillion River Regulations

Within a 19.5 mile reach from the Highview Avenue bridge in Eureka Township in Farmington to the posted boundary 1.1 miles downstream from the U.S. Highway 52 Bridge, including all tributaries to their source (Dakota County). Brown Trout: Catch-and-release only. Rainbow Trout: Regular statewide regulations apply. From September 15 to October 15, angling for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout is allowed but catch-and-release only (all trout must be immediately released).

 

Trout stocking:

Vermillion River Trout Season: April 16 to Sept. 14, 2016 (Catch-and-Release only Sept. 15, 2016 to Oct. 15, 2016 for Rainbow and Brown Trout)

Possession limit (5 combined - not more than 1 over 16")

5,000 Rainbow Trout stocked on April 5, 2016 

 

Browns Creek Trout Season: April 16 to Sept. 30, 2016

Possession limit (5 combined - not more than 1 over 16")

Brown Trout to be stocked April 7, 2016 

 

Cenaiko Lake Trout Season: May 14 to Oct. 31, 2016

Possession limit (5 combined - not more than 3 over 16")

2,200 Rainbow Trout to be stocked April 7, 2016

 

Square Lake: 

Beginning in the fall of 2012 all Rainbow Trout stocking at Square Lake was put on hold. This has allowed Carnelian-Marine-St. Croix Watershed District to study water quality and Rainbow Trout interactions in Square Lake to determine if the trout are contributing to the declining water quality of this lake. No trout will be stocked in the spring of 2016 as the watershed district analyzes and reports on their findings. The fish that normally would have been stocked into Square Lake have been stocked in the Vermillion River and Cenaiko Lake.