East Metro Area Fisheries



Lake Johanna


Lake Johanna can be reached by traveling west of Highway 51 on County Road E-2.


Species Present:

Walleye: average abundance, above average size.
Northern Pike: average abundance, larger than average size.
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: above average abundance, average size.
Crappie: average abundance, smaller than average size.
Hybrid Muskie: average abundance, average size.
Bullhead species: lower than average abundance, average size.
Yellow Perch: above average abundance, small size.


Boat Access:

Access to this lake is in Tony Schmidt Park operated by Ramsey County.


Shore Fishing:

Bank anglers are limited to the public shoreline in Tony Schmidt Park. Much of this area is clear sand beach with little cover. Some anglers fish from the top of the outlet structure located west of the beach.


Management Plans:

  1. Fisheries lake survey in 2020.
  2. Stock 192 pounds of walleye (2 lbs. per littoral acre) in odd numbered years.
  3. Stock 426 hybrid muskie (4.5 fish per littoral acre) in even numbered years.



Johanna is a very popular recreational boating lake. Anglers can be hampered by competition with other boaters and dense vegetation growth at certain times of the year. Walleye are present, but can be difficult to catch. This lake has been one of the more successful Tiger Muskie lakes in the area. Bluegill are common, but are of average size.


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