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Kickin Bass

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thinking about moving to rochester. Are there many lakes or just streams and rivers?

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olmstead county is one of 2 counties in the state that do not have a natural lake. there are some dammed up spots and some runoff ponds, but a lot of those ponds require private permission to fish.

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There are some lakes around Rochester one of the better lakes is Lake Zumbro for panfish and catfish. Foster Arends pond is on the North side of Rochester and is stocked with trout. You can go to the DNR website to find out more about the bodies of water in Olmsted county.

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I agree with Duncan7709. Just got back from taking my 4 yr old son out ice fishing at Foster Arends Pond. There are 4 reservoirs that are pretty good on for fishing and there is another man-mad lake near Hwy 52 and Hwy 14 interection that will be finished up in 2009.

Not to mention you will be 1/2 hr away from some really good trout streams and about 1 hr away from Miss River.

Definately take Duncan7709 advice and check out the DNR website for all available fishing water.

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 Originally Posted By: Kickin Bass
thinking about moving to rochester. Are there many lakes or just streams and rivers?

As everybody mentioned, there are several smaller flood control reseviors in and around town that are stocked with fish. Panfish and bass mainly. Lake Zumbro and Chester Woods are larger lakes that provide excellent fishing for panfish, bass, and catfish.

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Don't forget about the Mississippi River - Pool 4, which is only 24 minutes away from Rochester which has many species of fish.

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In addition to what everyone else has mentioned, there is also the Zumbro River running through the heart of town, but that is mostly open and fished in the summer time.

Did anyone mention Siver Lake?

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