East Metro Area Fisheries



Centerville Lake



Centerville Lake is located within the City of Centerville.

Species Present:

Walleye: below average abundance, average size (although some larger fish are present).
Northern Pike: above average abundance, all size fish present, including some large pike.
Largemouth Bass: below average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, average size.
Crappie: average abundance, average size.
Channel Catfish: low abundance, average size.
Bullhead species: low abundance, larger than average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small size.


Boat Access:

The boat launch is located within the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve operated by Anoka County. There is a fee to enter the park.


Shore Angling:

Angling is allowed from shore within the park, but it may take a long hike to reach some sites. Anglers also fish from shore from the shoulder of County Road 14 between town and the park entrance. Shore fishing may be limited by overhanging trees or aquatic vegetation.


Management Plans:


  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2019.
  2. Stock Walleye on a three year cycle with 690,000 Walleye fry (2,500 per littoral acre) in two of three years.
  3. Stock 1,380,000 Walleye fry (5,000 per littoral acre) in third year of cycle.


Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer or other boating equipment before leaving the lake.



Centerville Suffered a partial winterkill in the winter of 2013-2014 as a result of the aeration system being inoperable. The population of Walleye, Sunfish, Largemouth Bass and Catfish are reduced. Northern Pike are present in average or above numbers and are average size or larger.

A new aeration system to prevent winterkill will be installed by the fall of 2014. Ice anglers should be especially cautious when traveling on the ice as the aerator and numerous springs around the shoreline often result in large areas of open water.

Panfish levels are reduced from earlier levels, but are expected to increase to pre winterkill levels quickly. Water quality and vegetation abundance have increased as a result of lower rough fish populations.


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