Metro Fly Fishing Destinations

Looking for a place to try fly fishing in the metro? Learn more about fly fishing locations in the Twin Cities metro area below. There are several trout streams located in the metro area that provide great access to fly fishing. You can also try fishing beach areas (where permitted) at dusk and dawn when other lakes are heavily vegetated.

Anoka County

LakeCitySpecies
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Cenaiko LakeCoon Rapidstrout, bluegillwooly buggers, pheasant tail nymphs
Moore LakeFridleybluegillfoam flies, zug bug
Rum RiverAnokasmallmouth bass, walleyestreamer, bass popper
Mississippi RiverAnokasmallmouth bass, walleyeclouser minnows, bass poppers

Carver County

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Courthouse LakeChaskarainbow, brook and brown troutwooly bugger, pheasant tail nymph
Lake WaconiaWaconiabluegill, largemouth bassbass popper, foam flies, pheasant tail nymph

Dakota County

LakeCitySpecies
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CarlsonEaganbluegill, largemouth bass, walleyefoam flies, poppers, streamers
City HallInver Grove Heightsblack crappie, bluegillfoam flies, panfish poppers, zug bug
FishEaganbluegill, largemouth bass, northern pikebass and panfish poppers, various streamers
HollandEagantrout, bluegillprince nymphs
RebeccaHastingsblack crappie, northern pikeminnow imitations
SchwanzEaganblack crappie, bluegill, largemouth bassprince nymphs, bass poppers
SchultzApple Valley & Eaganblack crappie, bluegill, largemouth bassprince nymphs, bass poppers
SimleyInver Grove Heightsbluegill, largemouth bass, walleyestreamers, foam flies, smaller nymphs
ValleyLakevillebluegill, largemouth bass, northern pikeprince nymphs, bass poppers, clouser minnow

Hennepin County

LakeCitySpecies
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CalhounMinneapolisblack crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, muskiewooly bugger, bass popper, small nymphs, minnow patterns
MedicinePlymouthbluegill, largemouth bassbass and panfish poppers, small nymphs
ParkersPlymouthblack crappie, bluegill, largemouth bassfoam flies, panfish and bass poppers, zug bug
SnellingBloomingtonbluegill, largemouth basssmall nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
WolfeSt. Louis Parkblack crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, yellow perchsmall nymphs, wooly bugger, minnow patterns

Ramsey County

LakeCitySpecies
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BennettRosevillebluegill, largemouth bass, walleyesmall nymphs, wooly buggers
ComoSt. Paulbluegill, northern pikefoam flies, streamers
KellerMaplewoodbluegill, largemouth basssmall nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
Mississippi RiverSt. Paulmuskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleyeminnow patterns, bass poppers
PhalenSt. Paulbluegillsmaller nymphs, foam flies
VadnaisVadnais Heightsbluegill, largemouth bass, walleye, white basspoppers

Scott County

LakeCitySpecies
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Eagle CreekSavagebrown troutpheasant tails, wooly buggers
Jordan MillJordanbluegill, largemouth basspoppers, small nymphs
Lion's ParkShakopeeblack crappies, bluegillfoam flies, panfish poppers, small nymphs

Washington County

LakeCitySpecies
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AliceNew Scandia Townshipblack crappies, bluegill, largemouth basssmall nymphs, foam flies, bass poppers
Battle CreekWoodburylargemouth bass, northern pikebass poppers, streamers
PowersWoodburybluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleyefoam flies, bass poppers, minnow patterns
St. Croix RiverStillwaternorthern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, white bassbass poppers, wooly bugger, clouser minnow
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