Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dwello09

New to Rochester

5 posts in this topic

Hey guys im new to fishing in rochester and was wondering where the popular fishing spots are, i know of foster and quarry hill thats about it. I am looking for the northerns mainly right now until bass opener smile.gifthanks

nate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

welcome to rochester dwello09!!! although I'm not new to rochester, I am new to fishing around here too, you can try anywhere on the ole miss or might have some luck at lake zumbro. if ya ever want a fishing partner or tag along give me a holler. good fishing!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As stated by MrFish, the Mississippi Backwaters near Wabasha are a safe bet for northerns. There are also quite a few Northerns in Lake Zumbro, just north of Rochester. Welcome to FM!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dwello09,

Welcome to Rochester and FM. Right now I would recommend the backwaters near Wabasha for northerns. May seems to be a pretty good month for the northerns over there. Lake Zumbro would be a good option to if you don't want to take the drive. Just a word of caution if you do fish Zumbro. You will probably want to be careful what type of set up you are using when fishing. Zumbro also has a muskie population and there are people out there who will fish waters with both early saying they are "fishing for pike", but are really targeting muskies. Downsize the presentation and gear a bit and you shouldn't have any problems. Just don't want to cause any uneasy coversations with the CO for you.

Andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Zumbro River below the Silver Lake dam is another option for pike. Anywhere on the Zumbro River in fact. The Root River is another choice. We hit small pike down there a few weeks ago while fishing for suckers.

Welcome to Rochester and FishingMinnesota.

Your very best bet is the MS backwaters near wabasha in my opinion. I'll be getting out there very soon to check things out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • blue_healer_guy
      I live 10 min from cabelas and they have like 4 trolling motors on the floor.... dont like buying something i cant look at.
    • h8go4s
      You can't find one? How much do they cost? Try Cabela's for starters.All the I-Pilot and I-Pilot Link models have Spot-lock.   http://www.cabelas.com/browse.cmd?categoryId=734095080&CQ_search=terrova   https://www.minnkotamotors.com/Trolling-Motors/Freshwater-Bow-Mount/New-Terrova/
    • DLD24
      Nice, I'll have to start fishing it more and learn it.
    • Maverick1951
      You can find crappies and sunfish anywhere on the like around the pencil reeds and/or cabbage.  One of the best spots is right in front of the resort, but don't limit yourself there as there are plenty of spots all over the lake for pan fish.  The nice part is that you will probably also catch bass while going for pan fish.  Good luck and remember to give other fisherman plenty of room.  No reason to fish close to others.
    • monstermoose78
      I will check
    • monstermoose78
    • eyeguy 54
      fun time today  2 beasts still swimmin to get bigger
    • biff
      The quality of walleye on fish has really amped up since the slot. I would put it up there with the St. Louis River now as far as local waters that produce quality walleye. Sometimes it's hard to catch an eye under 17"...its kinda the opposite of Island Lake. I wish the protected slot was a little longer as I don't see many over 26".
    • JBMasterAngler
      I never got a chance to get down to Superior in the morning to fish from shore, as it was always a little too rough every day. I did get up early enough to make it to the devil track river, finally for the first time. Was nice to check it out, although my time was short. Caught 1 little rainbow, and lost 6!    Also checked out the Poplar River for the first time, off the caribou trail, at the campgrounds. Only fished it for a little bit, but caught 2 brook trout, one of which was about 12 inches. River was surprisingly deep, was wading in waste deep water.    My dad and my son are still up there. But they haven't really been able to fish due to the rain on Saturday and Sunday. If it was nice today, they were going to go back to Greenwood Lake. Otherwise, if the weather was bad, they were coming home a day early. Haven't heard from them yet, so hopefully they were able to get out.
    • portageguy
      Yes just north of Cook.  They are open 7 days 8:00-4:30. Y-store is open 5am - midnight.