Vadnais Lake (East)


This lake is located north of Vadnais Lake Blvd. between Rice Street and Edgerton St.


Species Present:

Walleye: above average abundance, average size with some bigger fish present.
Northern Pike: above average abundance, average size, with occasional larger individuals.
Largemouth Bass: above average abundance, average size.
Bluegill:average abundance, average size.
Crappie: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Bullhead species: average abundance, larger than average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small average size.
Smallmouth Bass:present in low numbers.
White Bass:Present in low numbers.

Boat Access:

The St. Paul Water Utility prohibits boats on this lake, which is used as a source of drinking water.


Shore Fishing:

Fishing from shore is allowed in designated areas, which include much of the western shore of the lake and a small area in the southeast corner of the lake. Wading or the use of any inflatable device is prohibited. NOTICE: Access to the west shore of this lake will be prohibited during the 2012 open water angling season


Management Plans:

  1. Population assessment in 2014. Re-survey in 2020.
  2. Work with the water utility and Ramsey County Parks to install fishing piers on the lake.


Exotic Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian water milfoil and zebra mussels.



Fishing on this lake is restricted to shore fishing only, and access to the western shoreline is restricted during some times of the year by the water utility. Abundant vegetation may inhibit angling some years.

The walleye population in this lake is maintained by spawning, not by stocking. The walleye population has been excellent, by may be impacted by the increasing abundance of northern pike.

No ice fishing is allowed on this lake.


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