Demontreville and Olson Lakes
These lakes are located in the city of Lake Elmo, just south of Highway 36 and east of I-694.
Northern Pike: average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: high abundance, large size fish present. This is a great bass fishing area.
Bluegill: very abundant but small sized fish.
Crappie average abundance, average size, but some large individuals present.
Bullhead species: average abundance, larger than average size.
Yellow Perch: average abundance, small size.
The DNR owned access is located on the northwest shore of Demontreville. Olson lake is accessed by a navigable channel from Demontreville Lake. Travel east of I-694 on highway 36 a little more than 1 mile. Turn right (south) on Highlands Trail to the lake Follow lakeshore around to the right (west) to the access. These lakes have surface water use restrictions. See rules posted at the access.
Bank fishing is limited to the road shoulder along the west shore of Demontreville from the boat access south. Fishing may be limited by overhanging trees or aquatic vegetation some parts of the year.
Largemouth bass fishing is limited to catch-and-release only. All largemouth bass caught must be immediately returned to the water.
- Population assessment in 2018.
Exotic Species Alert:
This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil. Remove any visible plant material from boat, trailer and boating equipment before leaving the lake.
These are excellent bass fishing lakes. The restrictive regulation has resulted in a good population of large bass. Bluegill bite well in this lake, but are very small.
Ice fishing on these lakes for NOP can be very productive in some years.