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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Wayzata Police: No Fishing At Marina Or Docks

The Wayzata Police Department has ordered that no fishing is allowed at the Wayzata Marina or docks until further notice. The department cited public health as the reason.

The following was posted on the Wayzata Police Department Facebook Page:

"In the interest of public health, the City of Wayzata closed its public docks to fishing. The Governor's Stay at Home Order allows for fishing, as long as 6' social distancing is practiced. With the numbers of people using the docks since the order went into effect on March 28th, that has not been possible. People can fish from shore, boats, or other public areas while adhering to the 6' social distancing guidelines. Because the docks attract so many people, the city closed them to fishing on behalf of public health. Many cities, including Wayzata, are taking extra measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some include restricting use of playground equipment, tennis courts, and other public facilities. These are difficult things to do in difficult times, but they are done with the public's interest and health in mind."

You can review Wayzata City Ordinance 309.06 regarding fishing from docks here.

According to the ordinance, fishing is allowed on the Wayzata Depot docks from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Fishing is not prohibited on the easterly extension from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

The ordinance states that fishing is allowed on the Broadway Dock from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily.

Fishing from the Wayzata Municipal Marina is normally allowed this time of year  from the three loading platforms.

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