East Metro area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 90 fishing lakes and 146 miles of rivers and streams in Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties.
Popular area waters are Forest and White Bear lakes and the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers.
Where to find us1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
- News & notices
Fishing season is here
Minnesota's open water fishing season is officially open. Get out there and chase a few walleye and northern.
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We can help you get started fishing. Check out our tips and links to information on how to fish, filleting fish, frying fish and more.
- Fishing opportunities
Area lakes by county
Learn to fish
Fishing piers & boat ramps by county
- Do Not Eat fish advisory
- Muskie Study
- Trout Fishing in East Metro
- Stocking (Also check the LakeFinder)
- Lake surveys (Also check the LakeFinder)
- Lake and Stream Information - Where to Fish
- Special Regulations in East Metro
- Current Activities
Related Web sites
Vermillion River Regulations
Within a 19.5 mile reach from the Highview Avenue bridge in Eureka Township in Farmington to the posted boundary 1.1 miles downstream from the U.S. Highway 52 Bridge, including all tributaries to their source (Dakota County). Brown Trout: Catch-and-release only. Rainbow Trout: Regular statewide regulations apply. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, angling for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout is allowed but catch-and-release only (all trout must be immediately released). The Vermillion River is not part of the Jan. 1 - April 15 catch-and-release season.
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East Metro staff
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T.J. DeBates Area supervisor 651-259-5770 [email protected] Jim Levitt Assistant area supervisor 651-259-5819 [email protected] Eric Sanft Fisheries specialist 651-259-5758 [email protected] Joel Stiras Large river specialist 651-259-5806 [email protected] Tim Ohmann Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) 651-259-5787 [email protected] Genevieve Furtner Hatchery manager 651-259-5801 [email protected] James Stone Fisheries technician 651-259-5759 [email protected] Kayla Stampfle Invasive carp specialist 651-259-5865 [email protected] Brian Glasow Invasive carp specialist - [email protected] Mandy Anzaldi Office administrative specialist 651-259-5761 [email protected] Will French Fisheries research 651-259-5750 [email protected] Mark Nemeth Trout habitat specialist 651-259-5786 [email protected]