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

Fishing season is here

Sillhoutted anglers fishing in a small boatMinnesota's open water fishing season is officially open. Get out there and chase a few walleye and northern.

Get started fishing

Fishing rod and reel sitting on a dockWe 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


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]
Matt PetersenAssistant area supervisor952-236-5175[email protected]
Mark NemethTrout stream habitat specialist952-236-5172[email protected]
 Fishing in the Neighborhood  
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 
April LondoAquatic invasive species specialist651-259-5861[email protected]

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