Centerville Lake


Centerville Lake is located within the City of Centerville.

Species Present:

Walleye: below average abundance, average size (although some larger fish are present).
Northern Pike: above average abundance, all size fish present, including some large pike.
Largemouth Bass: below average abundance, average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, average size.
Crappie: average abundance, average size.
Bullhead species: low abundance, larger than average size.
Yellow Perch: low abundance, small size.

Boat Access:

The boat launch is located within the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve operated by Anoka County. There is a fee to enter the park. 

Shore Fishing:

Fishing is allowed from shore within the park, but it may take a long hike to reach some sites. Anglers also fish from shore from the shoulder of County Road 14 between town and the park entrance. Shore fishing may be limited by overhanging trees or aquatic vegetation. 

Special Regulation:

This lake has a special regulation of a 5-fish daily limit for Sunfish.

Management Plans: 

  1. Fisheries standard lake survey in 2025. 

Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:

This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer or other boating equipment before leaving the lake. 


Centerville Lake is a popular lake for ice fishing and caution should be used when traveling on the ice as the aerator and numerous springs can cause areas of open water during the winter. Summer fishing for Walleye and Bluegill also attracts anglers to this lake. Beginning in 2021 the sunfish daily limit from Centerville Lake has been reduced to 5 fish. This lake is part of a statewide Quality Sunfish Initiative that is working to protect and improve the size of sunfish in our lakes.

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