Hogback Ridge

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, East Old Shakopee Road and East 86th Street

Species present: Bluegill, Black CrappieWhite CrappieLargemouth BassChannel CatfishNorthern Pike

Hogback Ridge Pond.

Depth: 9 feet

Size: 8.2 acres

Recent fish stocking

Wheelchair access: Poor

MTC bus: Route 538 and 539. The Mall of America Station is nearby and has multiple routes run through.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Good

Picnic: No

Grills: No

Playground: No

Other activities: Nature viewing, walking path

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service This link leads to an external site.
(952) 854-5900

Fishing pier: No

location map for Hogback Ridge

Comments: Hogback Ridge Pond is conveniently located in the beautiful MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Since parking is three-quarters of a mile from the pond, enjoy birding and viewing other wildlife on your walk to this popular fishing destination. The open shoreline of this pond gives anglers a great opportunity to try numerous hotspots.

2006 Lake Survey Results:

Location and Date Species Abundance Average Length (in) Maximum Length (in)
Hogback Ridge Black Bullhead low 13.1 13.1
(Hennepin) Black Crappie medium 8.2 10.2
08/14/2006 Bluegill low 6.3 7.5
  Channel Catfish   10.7 25.5
  Common Carp high 22.3 22.9
  Gizzard Shad   9.7 11.9
  Green Sunfish low 4.4 5.0
  Hybrid Sunfish low 6.6 6.6
  Largemouth Bass high 11.0 14.5
  Northern Pike   26.6 29.8
  Pumpkinseed Sunfish low 5.8 6.5
  White Crappie low 7.86 8.23
  White Sucker low 17.74 18.27
  Yellow Bullhead low 13.90 13.90