East Vadnais Lake is an integral part of the St. Paul water system and falls within the boundaries of the Snail Lake Regional Park. The St. Paul Water Utility controls the access and surface use of all bodies of water within it. There is no surface use permitted on East Vadnais Lake, though shorefishing is allowed between 7AM and 10PM at the discretion of the St. Paul Water Utility. All angling is done from shore on the west side of the lake where there is an abundance of aquatic vegetation.
Walleyes and Northern Pike were abundant in this survey. Walleyes averaged 17 inches in total length and over 2 pounds for average weight. The average size of Northern Pike was over 22 inches. Other sought after species present were Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie and Bluegill. Bluegills were small in size and Black Crappies were captured in low abundance.
Other species present were Rock Bass, White Bass, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, Black Bullhead and Bowfin.
- Eurasian Watermilfoil
- Zebra Mussel
Recreational activities such as recreational boating, angling, waterfowl hunting, and diving may spread aquatic invasive species. Some aquatic invasive species can attach to boats, while others can become tangled on propellers, anchor lines, or boat trailers. Many species can survive in bilge water, ballast tanks, and motors or may hide in dirt or sand that clings to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. Fortunately, completing simple steps can prevent the transport of aquatic invasive species.