A new fishing pier on Colby Lake will be installed next week.
“If things go well, it should be done by Wednesday,” said Jim Levitt, Department of Natural Resources fisheries specialist, who is heading up the project.
People will be able to access the 84-foot pier from Edgewater Park, Levitt said.
The $30,000 project is part of the DNR’s Fishing in the Neighborhood program.
“We want to create fishing opportunities closer to home,” Levitt said.
The city has “roughed out” an access path to the pier, and it should be paved soon, said Megan Wood with the Woodbury communications department.
Cleaning Up the Lake
Meanwhile, the DNR is also working at Colby Lake to reduce phosphorus, which creates algae.
Over the past two years the DNR has stocked the lake with about 4,000 catfish, which should help reduce the population of bullhead, a fish that stirs up sediment on the lake bottom, Levitt said.
The local watershed district has also installed rain gardens at several homes near the lake in an attempt to reduce phosphorus runoff.
Panfish, such as bluegill, will be stocked next spring, Levitt said.
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