Simley Lake

Location: Inver Grove Heights, Simley Park, 80th Street and Cahill Avenue

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

Simley Lake.

Depth: 14 feet

Size: 14 acres

Recent fish stocking

Lake Map: Download map  

Wheelchair access: Fair, paved path to the island is a little steep.

MTC bus: Routes 68, 71 and 80

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Fair, only 4 spots on the street.

Picnic: Yes

Grills: No

Playground: No

Other activities: Shore fishing blocks, walking path

Agency: City of Inver Grove Heights, Parks and Recreation Department (651) 450-2585

Fishing pier: Yes

location map for Simley

Comments: Simley Lake is a very popular fishing lake.  It has a pier, shore fishing stations on the north shore and island, plus a lot of open space to fish from. Shoreline restorations have occurred at multiple areas on this lake. Walleye are stocked almost every year and there are also plenty of panfish present in this lake.


2012 Lake Survey Results:

Location and DateSpeciesAbundanceAverage Length (in)Maximum Length (in)
SimleyBlack Crappiemed6.58.1
 Channel Catfish med10.411.3
 Largemouth Bassmed4.712.0
 Smallmouth Basslow12.716.1
 Pumpkinseed Sunfishlow5.25.3

More information about Simley Pond

2003 Angler Survey Summary  

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