Lake of the Isles

More information about Lake of the Isles

Location: Minneapolis, just south of Franklin Ave., one mile west of Hennepin Ave

Species available: Bluegill, Crappie, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Tiger Muskie, Yellow Perch, Bullhead, Carp.

Wheelchair access: Fair. There's some grassy shoreline, and a paved trail rings the lake.

MTC bus: Route 17, 25 and 12 go to within two blocks of lake.

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: Yes (satellites)

Parking: Fair, on city roads near the lake.

Picnic: No

Playground: No

Other activities:

Agency: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 612-230-6400

Fishing pier: No

Recent fish stocking: None recently

Lake Map: PDF Map 

Comments: Try fishing for sunfish in May. Look for schools of spawning sunfish in the shallows. Stay low and move slowly so they won't spook. Cast a small jig (1/64-ounce) past the school and then retrieve it into the fish. Use light line (4-pound test).