This lake is located north of Larpenteur Ave. and west of Rice Street in Roseville.
Northern Pike: lower than average abundance, larger than average size.
Largemouth Bass:average abundance, average size.
Bluegill:average abundance, above average size.
Crappie: below average abundance, above average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small average size.
The access to this lake is located at the north end of the Ramsey County Park. Entrance to the access is off Rice Street between Larpenteur Avenue and Roselawn.
This lake has a surface water use regulation restricting travel within 150 feet of shore to slow, no wake. See sign at access for additional restrictions.
There is a fishing pier located at the south end of the county park. The pier is located in very shallow water, and fishing may be limited by vegetation at some times.
There is a designated shore fishing area along the south shore of the lake near the intersection of McCarrons Blvd. S. and Western Ave. Access to this area requires navigating a steep flight of steps. Fishing at the located can be limited by aquatic vegetation.
- Re-survey in 2014. Population assessment in 2020.
- Stock 125 winter rescue northern pike when NOP levels are below average.
- Monitor winter oxygen levels as needed.
Exotic Species Alert:
This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil. Remove all visible plant material from your boat, trailer and other boating equipment before leaving the lake.
McCarron's has suffered at least one partial winterkill. Recent efforts by the watershed district are hoped to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Northern pike levels have fluctuated greatly in this lake. The proposed stocking is expected to provide a more consistent level of pike fishing on this lake. Walleye management was considered unsuccessful and has been discontinued on this lake. Panfish are currently of much higher quality than the historical average for this lake.