East Metro area fisheries

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.

The East Metro fisheries work area

Where to find us

1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-259-5831
[email protected]
News & notices

Spring trout stocking

Trout being dipped with a net as they are stockedRainbow trout have been stocked in two popular east metro trout fishing locations for the stream trout opener on Saturday, April 16.

Trout season is here

Anglers fishing in a trout streamSee all the places in Minnesota you can fish when trout season opens in inland streams on Saturday, April 16. You'll find locations and fishing tips.

Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county

Resources

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.

Talk with us

East Metro staff

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Name
Position
Phone
Email
T.J. DeBatesArea supervisor651-259-5770[email protected]
Jim LevittAssistant area supervisor651-259-5819[email protected]
Eric SanftFisheries specialist651-259-5758[email protected]
Joel StirasLarge river specialist  651-259-5806[email protected]
Tim OhmannFishing in the Neighborhood (FiN)651-259-5787[email protected]
Genevieve FurtnerHatchery manager651-259-5801[email protected]
James StoneFisheries technician651-259-5759[email protected]
Kayla StampfleInvasive carp specialist  651-259-5865[email protected]
Hunter BrooksInvasive carp specialist  -[email protected]
Mandy AnzaldiOffice administrative specialist651-259-5761[email protected]
Will FrenchFisheries research651-259-5750[email protected]
Mark NemethTrout habitat specialist651-259-5786[email protected]