East Metro Area Fisheries

Fishing

Lakes


Rum River

Location:

The Rum River runs from Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota to the Mississippi River at Anoka. The portion of the Rum managed by the East Metro Staff starts at the Anoka-Isanti County line north of St. Francis and ends at the dam in the city of Anoka.

Species Present:

Walleye: lower than average abundance, average size.
Smallmouth Bass: average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Crappie: lower than average abundance, smaller than average size.
Northern Pike: lower than average abundance, average size.
Bluegill, crappie and pike are more abundant in the impounded area near Anoka.
 

Boat Access:

Shore Fishing:

 

Management Plans:

  1. Re-survey/population assessment in 2016.

 

 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This river contains zebra mussels.

 

Comments:

 

The Rum is a medium sized, warm-water stream with an average fish population. Shallow areas make traveling upstream on this river troublesome, so most anglers fish this area by floating from one access to another. Fishing pressure is light, and most is directed at Smallmouth Bass. Occasional Walleye are caught. The lower portion of this stretch of stream is impounded by a dam in Anoka.