Lake Owasso

Location:

Owasso is located between Rice Street and Victoria Street and north of County Road C in the communities of Roseville and Shoreview.

 

Species Present:

Walleye: average abundance, above average size.
Northern Pike: average abundance, larger than average size.
Largemouth Bass: below average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: high abundance, smaller than average size.
Crappie:Higer than average abundance, small average size.
Muskellunge: average abundance, average size.
Yellow Perch: average abundance, small average size.


 

Boat Access:

The county owned access is located at the northeast corner of the lake on North Owasso Blvd. Travel west from Rice Street on North Owasso Blvd. to reach the access. Parking is limited.

 

This lake has surface use restrictions. The restrictions are posted at the boat access.

 

Shore Fishing:

Shore fishing on this lake is limited. Anglers may fish from shore between the boat ramp and the public beach on the northeast shore of the lake. The water is very shallow in this area and anglers may not be very successful.

Management Plans:

  1. Special Assessment - spring 2013;  Population assessment in 2018.
  2. Stock 879 pounds of walleye fingerlings (3 lbs. per littoral acre) in even numbered years.
  3. Stock 384 muskellunge fingerlings (1 per lit. acre) in odd numbered years.
  4. Monitor winter oxygen levels as needed; operation of winter aeration device by Ramsey County 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.

 

Comments:

Owasso is a managed muskie lake, and the largest group of anglers fishing this lake are fishing for muskie. Bluegill in this lake are very small, with few fish present that would be acceptable to most anglers. Walleye and largemouth bass are present, but lightly exploited.

The lake is very shallow except for a deep trench along the west shore of the lake. Fishing is limited by the small access and competition with recreational boater - water skiing is very popular here.

 

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