Minnesota’s lakes, streams, and rivers are waiting for you to cast a line.
Looking for a place to practice your 10 o’clock cast? The Twin Cities have plenty of lakes and rivers that are perfect destinations for fly-fishing.
North of the metro in Anoka, anglers often reel in Smallmouth Bass and Walleye off the Mississippi River. Move closer to St. Paul and cast into that same river and you might even catch a Muskie. Head east to the St. Croix River near Stillwater to catch Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and White Bass.
Lakes to check out for fly-fishing include the massive Lake Waconia, located on the western edge of the metro, Medicine and Parkers Lakes in Plymouth, and Snelling Lake in Bloomington.
There are also several trout streams in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has comprehensive guides for trout angling in the area. So tie your fly and enjoy a day gone fishin’.