Metro Fly Fishing Destinations

Looking for a place to try fly fishing in the metro? Learn more about fly fishing locations in the Twin Cities metro area below. There are several trout streams located in the metro area that provide great access to fly fishing. You can also try fishing beach areas (where permitted) at dusk and dawn when other lakes are heavily vegetated.

Anoka County

Lake City Species
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Cenaiko Lake Coon Rapids trout, bluegill wooly buggers, pheasant tail nymphs
Moore Lake Fridley bluegill foam flies, zug bug
Rum River  Anoka  smallmouth bass, walleye streamer, bass popper
Mississippi River  Anoka   smallmouth bass, walleye clouser minnows, bass poppers

Carver County

Lake City Species
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Courthouse Lake Chaska rainbow, brook and brown trout wooly bugger, pheasant tail nymph
Lake Waconia Waconia bluegill, largemouth bass  bass popper, foam flies, pheasant tail nymph

Dakota County

Lake City Species
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Carlson Eagan bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye foam flies, poppers, streamers
City Hall Inver Grove Heights black crappie, bluegill  foam flies, panfish poppers, zug bug
Fish  Eagan  bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike  bass and panfish poppers, various streamers
Holland Eagan trout, bluegill prince nymphs
Rebecca Hastings black crappie, northern pike minnow imitations
Schwanz Eagan black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass  prince nymphs, bass poppers
Schultz Appley Valley & Eagan black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass   prince nymphs, bass poppers
Simley Inver Grove Heights bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye streamers, foam flies, smaller nymphs
Valley Lakeville  bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike  prince nymphs, bass poppers, clouser minnow

Hennepin County

Lake City Species
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Calhoun Minneapolis black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, muskie  wooly bugger, bass popper, small nymphs, minnow patterns
Medicine Plymouth bluegill, largemouth bass bass and panfish poppers, small nymphs
Parkers Plymouth black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass  foam flies, panfish and bass poppers, zug bug
Snelling Bloomington bluegill, largemouth bass  small nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
Wolfe St. Louis Park black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch small nymphs, wooly bugger, minnow patterns

Ramsey County

Lake City Species
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Bennett Roseville bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye small nymphs, wooly buggers
Como St. Paul bluegill, northern pike foam flies, streamers
Keller Maplewood  bluegill, largemouth bass small nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
Mississppi River St. Paul muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye minnow patterns, bass poppers
Phalen St. Paul bluegill  smaller nymphs, foam flies
Vadnais Vadnais Heights bluegill, largemouth bass, walleye, white bass poppers

Scott County

Lake City Species
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Eagle Creek Savage brown trout pheasant tails, wooly buggers
Jordan Mill Jordan bluegill, largemouth bass poppers, small nymphs
Lion's Park Shakopee black crappies, bluegill  foam flies, panfish poppers, small nymphs

Washington County

Lake City Species
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Alice New Scandia Township black crappies, bluegill, largemouth bass small nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
Battle Creek Woodbury largemouth bass, northern pike bass poppers, streamers
Powers Woodbury  bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye foam flies, bass poppers, minnow patterns
St. Croix River  Stillwater northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, white bass  bass poppers, wooly bugger, clouser minnow