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Fishing

Did you know that Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline?


That's more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined!  And that's a lot of water to fish on. The Minneapolis Northwest area has some great fishing lakes and our resource page will help you find the perfect lake to bag the perfect catch.

Fishing License Information (Minnesota DNR)

Angling licenses are valid from March 1 through February 28 of the following year.
Resident License  |  Non-Resident License

Minnesota Fishing Seasons
Minnesota Fishing Regulations

Minneapolis Northwest | Public Boat-Launch Lakes

Fish Lake
Fish Lake is a 223-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park DistrictThree Rivers Park District Map
YES, public water access

Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes are two joining lakes (215-acres) located in Robbinsdale, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Weaver Lake
Weaver Lake is a 152-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Minneapolis Northwest | Public Carry-in Lakes

Cedar Island Lake
Cedar Island Lake is an 84-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Eagle/Pike Lake
Eagle Lake is a 291-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park DistrictThree Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Rice Lake
Rice Lake is a 314-acre lake located in Maple Grove, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Lakes Near the Minneapolis Northwest Area

Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake is a 78-acre lake located in Robbinsdale, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake is a 406-acre lake located in Rogers, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

French Lake
French Lake is a 216-acre lake located in Rogers, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
YES, public water access (carry-in)

Lake Minnetonka
Lake Minnetonka is a 14730-acre lake located near Wayzata, MN (and other various cities).
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
YES, public water access

Medicine Lake (French Lake Regional Park)
Medicine Lake is a 886-acre lake located in Plymouth, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
DNR Lake Report
Three Rivers Park DistrictThree Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

Mississippi River Fishing

Coon Rapids Regional Park
Coon Raipds Regional Park is a 160-acre park that spans the river between Brooklyn Park, MN and Coon Rapids, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
Three Rivers Park DistrictThree Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

North Mississippi Regional Park (Shingle Creek)
North Mississippi Regional Park is a 70-acre park in Brooklyn Center, MN.
HookandBullet.com Fishing Report
Three Rivers Park DistrictThree Rivers Park District Park Map
YES, public water access

Tackle & Bait Shops

JR's Tackle
8823 Zealand Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
763.424.8001

Cabela's
20200 Rogers Drive Rogers, MN 55374
763.493.8600

Johnson's Bait & Tackle
11540 Bass Lake Road Plymouth, MN 55442
763.383.8830

Harty's Boats & Bait LLC
1920 East Medicine Lake Boulevard Plymouth, MN 55441
763.546.6711

Wayzata Bait & Tackle
15748 Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN 55391
952.473.2227

Other Resources

Explore Minnesota Tourism Weekly Fishing Reports
Minnesota DNR (Fishing)
Sunrise and Sunset Informaiton

Sports & Outdoors


Minneapolis Northwest is home to a number of Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes, not to mention the Mighty Mississippi. From paddling down the river, fishing Weaver Lake, to cross-country skiing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, there is an abundance of outdoor activities to take part in year round.

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