West Metro area fisheries

West Metro area fisheries staff perform management, habitat and oversight work for 102 fishing lakes and 108 miles of rivers and streams in Carver, Hennepin and Scott counties.

Popular area waters are Lake Minnetonka, the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and two large rivers – the Minnesota and Mississippi.

The West Metro fisheries work area

Where to find us

7050 Highway 101 East
Suite 100
Shakopee, MN 55379
[email protected]
News & notices

Trout stocked for winter season

Trout being dipped with a net as they are stockedDNR stocked trout in Courthouse and Quarry lakes back in November to prepare for the winter trout season, which begins Saturday, Jan. 14.

Get out on the ice

Learning to ice fishIce fishing can be mystifying so we've developed how-to guides and videos so you can learn what you need and what to do on the ice this winter.

Fishing opportunities

Area lakes by county


Related Contacts

  • Aquatic plant management: Questions and Permits 651-259-5831 (ask for aquatic plant management staff)
  • Fish and wildlife kills: Minnesota Duty Officer 651-649-5451 / 1-800-422-0798
Talk with us

West Metro staff

Slide text left for phones & emails

Daryl EllisonArea supervisor952-236-5171[email protected]
VacantAssistant area supervisor  
Mark NemethTrout stream habitat specialist952-236-5172[email protected]
Matt PetersenFishing in the Neighborhood952-236-5175[email protected]
Mario TravalineFishing in the Neighborhood952-236-5174[email protected]
Kristan MaccaroniFisheries specialist952-236-5173[email protected]
Jason HarrisFisheries specialist952-236-5176[email protected]
VacantOffice administrative specialist952-236-5170 
Keegan LundAquatic invasive species specialist651-259-5828[email protected]