East Metro Area Fisheries



Sucker Lake


This lake is located on St. Paul Water Utility property south of Highway 96 and east of Rice Street. 

Species Present:

Walleye: average abundance, average size.
Northern Pike: average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: lower than average abundance, average size.
Smallmouth Bass: higher than average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, smaller than average size.
Crappie: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Bullhead species: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Yellow Perch: average abundance, small average size.
White Bass: low abundance, average size

Boat Access:

Boating on this lake is prohibited by the St. Paul Water Utility.

Shore Fishing:

Angling is allowed from designated areas within the water utility grounds. Fishing may be impaired by aquatic vegetation in some areas. Wading and the use of any floatation device is prohibited on this lake. 

Management Plans:

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2025.
  2. Stock 244 adult White Bass when available. 
  3. Work with Ramsey County Parks and the water utility staff to install fishing pier. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer, or other boating equipment before leaving the lake. Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells before leaving the lake. 


The entire shoreline of this lake is owned by the St. Paul Water Utility, which restricts fishing on the lake to shore fishing only. Access to the area is closed during parts of the year.

Sucker Lake has a good fish population, but fishing is usually limited to the channel from Pleasant lake because of abundant growth of aquatic vegetation around much of the shoreline. 

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