Como Lake

Location: St. Paul, Como Park, Lexington Avenue and Como Avenue

Species present: Bluegill, Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike, Walleye, Common Carp, Bullhead

Como Lake.

Depth: 15 feet

Size: 68 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: PDF Map

Wheelchair access: Good. There are level grass areas along parts of the shore plus the fishing pier.

MTC bus: Route 3

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Some nearby

Other activities: Concessions, conservatory, walking path, zoo

Agency: St. Paul Parks and Recreation (651) 266-6400

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Como

Comments: Como lake is a great lake for fast Bluegill action. All you need is a hook, bobber, and some worms or corn. Northern Pike, Walleye, and Channel Catfish were all sampled during last survey (2011) with Northern Pike being the most abundant.  Yearling (about 9 inches long) and adult Channel Catfish were stocked in 2011 and 2014. Como Zoo and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory are located within walking distance in Como Park. Many different kinds of fish can be seen in Como Zoo's aquarium. A lake survey was conducted in August, 2011.


NOTICE: Dead fish have been observed at Como Lake in the spring of 2014 indicating that there has been some winterkill on this lake. The Fishing in the Neighborhood Program will be restocking Como Lake with panfish and other gamefish as they are available to us to bring this lake back to the great fishing spot it has been in the past.


2011 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
ComoBlack Crappiehigh6.210.75
 Hybrid Sunfishlow4.15.0
 Northern Pikehigh23.130.4
 Black Bullheadmed8.512.6
 Yellow Bullheadlow8.912.5
 Channel Catfishhigh13.525.4
 Pumpkinseed Sunfishmed4.66.0
 Yellow Perchlow5.57.6

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