East Metro Area Fisheries



South School Section Lake


This lake is located 1 mile northeast of Withrow, Mn.


Species Present:

Northern Pike: average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, average size.
Crappie: average abundance, smaller than average size.
Bullhead species: average abundance, smaller than average size.


Boat Access:

There is no public access to this lake. The lake abuts County Highway 57 (Keystone Ave), but parking along the road shoulder is prohibited.


Shore Fishing:

Water levels are currently low. No public shore fishing is possible during low water conditions. Fishing on this lake is currently limited to riparian owners and their guests.


Winter Access:

No winter access is available with the current low water levels. Ice anglers must ask permission from a riparian owner to gain access to this lake.


Management Plans:

  1. Re-survey/population assessment as needed, if staff is available.
  2. Monitor winter oxygen levels as necessary.



Water levels on this lake have retreated from record high levels to more historic normal level. The limits access to this lake to riparian owners and their guests.


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