Contact Information

Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Department

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Fishing

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City of Bloomington Park hours are from one hour before sunrise until 10:00 p.m. There is a 6 horsepower limit on boat motors used on City of Bloomington lakes. A larger motor may be on the craft but must remain tipped up out of the water while on Bloomington lakes.

Popular City-owned fishing lakes in Bloomington

More information regarding fishing

Invasive species laws

When boating in Minnesota, protect our waters by following state aquatic invasive species laws.  Minnesota law requires that you MUST:

  • CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.
  • DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain  bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.
  • DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.

For more information about Minnesota invasive species laws check out the DNR’s website at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/preventspread_watercraft.html

Ice fishing

For information on safe, legal ice fishing, please visit the Minnesota DNR Ice Fishing page

Other fishing in Bloomington

Hyland Lake (Three Rivers Park District)

Minnesota National Wildlife Refuge 

For more information regarding fishing in Minnesota check out the DNR's wesbite.

US Fish and Wildlife fishing information