Summer fishing and winter ice fishing are popular sports in Minnesota. Varieties of fish from sunfish to northern pike are located in select lakes in Dakota County Parks.
Locations for fishing
Locations for ice fishing
Holland Lake is not a designated trout lake. You do not need a trout stamp to fish there, but anyone trying to catch trout or keeping a trout you catch, must have a trout stamp.
Trout Brook is a designated trout stream, and a trout stamp is required for anglers. Find out more about Trout Brook.
Anglers fishing the Cannon River in Dakota County do not need a trout stamp unless they are trying to catch trout or keeping a trout they catch.
The Minnesota DNR periodically stocks fish in Holland Lake, McDonough Lake and Thompson Lake.
Fish consumption advisories
Fish consumption advisories are in place for Thompson Lake, Holland Lake, McDonough Lake, Lake Byllesby, and Schulze Lake.
Beginner level courses are available if you are new to the sport. See the Parks Activities Calendar for a full list of course offerings.
Borrow fishing equipment
Invite a friend to fish and use rods and tackle for free at Lebanon Hills Regional Park and Lake Byllesby Regional Park.
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