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DickUrban

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Our son and family live in Rochester. I would appreciate tips on locations near Rochester to take 5 and 6 year old grandchildren pan fishing - from the boat or from the bank. Thanks.

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MnSportsman

Dick,
You're going to get a lot of replies on that question as there are many places to catch panfish in your area.Here's a few...
Foster Arends Park, on the North side off 37th St.;
ChesterWoods Park, on Hwy 14 past Eastwood golf course, take a right by the old Menards East.(there are signs)
Lake Zumbro, at the end of the road by Fishermans'Inn, is a Fishing Pier.
Quarry Hill pond, (behind the old State Hospital/New Fed.Prison grounds)by the Nature Center.

But, (insider's tip here), If you want to... Ask someone who lives on Lake George.(this is the condo subdivision across(to the West) from Apache Mall & across Hwy 52& (South of OldCountry Buffet). There used to be a Million sunnies & bluegills in there.
I'm sure most anyone of the people living there would have no problem letting you & those grandkids have a little fun catching some fish there!
One more spot, that comes to mind, but I don't know if it's still accessable, is the Old MayoWood pond area, might still be good.

Well, there's a few. I'll let the others clue ya in on any more. Don't want to seem as tho'I'm stealing a show. wink.gif

Note: if you go to the top right of the webpage & set the "Show Topics From Last 45 (or 60) Days" & clik "GO" , you'll see info about all of these places & some more...
Good Luck!
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frydaddy

For the type of fishing you want I would say that Quarry Hill pond is your best bet. It is in town and you can park 50 yards from the pond. Lots of little sunnies to catch with a pole and bobber from the bridge. Also visit the nature center after fishing.

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DickUrban

Thanks. Lots of good tips. They will enjoy it and so will I. One of the pleasures of being retired and being a grandpa. Thanks again.

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