Fishing Report

Bluegill sunfish

Welcome to the FiN Fishing Report! Read this week's report to find out where to find out what is biting and what to use to catch them.

If you have tips or reports you would like to add, please fill out the FiN Fishing Report Form and look for your tip in next week's fishing report!

March 30, 2014


Greetings and welcome to the Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) fishing report. We hope this addition to the FiN web page helps you catch more fish. This report will be updated periodically and will highlight fishing at FiN Ponds during the year. We'll offer tips on what's biting, bait, and provide weekly FiN pond stocking information.

FiN is preparing for the upcoming open water season, reports are written and surveys submitted for review. Nets have been repaired and equipment checked over for safety. This year we will be harvesting Bluegill Sunfish from Rogers Lake in Mendota Heights to stock into other FiN lakes and ponds. With the long, hard winter, many of our lakes have experienced winterkill and need to be restocked. It will be a busy spring for us. 

FiN is planning to conduct lake surveys this summer on the following basins: Prairieview Ponds (Farmington), McDonough Lake (Lebanon Hills Regional Park), East Moore Lake (Fridley), Crosby Lake (St. Paul), McKusick Lake (Stillwater), Sunset Pond (Burnsville), Loeb Lake (St. Paul), Battle Creek Lake (Woodbury), Carver Lake (Woodbury), LeMay Lake (Eagan). This is an ambitious survey schedule, therefore, we may not get to them all.

The events calendar is also filling up. A few of the public events planned for this year include:

Anoka County Kids Fishing Clinic at the Coon Rapids Regional Park (May 3rd from 9:00-12:00).

Take Aim at Summer Fun at the DNR offices at 1200 Warner Road (May 17th from 11:00-1:00).

WaterFestival at Lake Phalen (May 31st from 11:00-4:00).

Take A Kid Fishing Weekend at Thompson County Park (June 8th from 12:00-3:00).

FiN will also be participating in story times at Ramsey County Libraries and Saint Paul Public Libraries over the course of the summer. Some of these will be featuring the live fish display tank. Check with your library for dates.


Good fishing and be safe!