Fishing


Bear Creek Reservoir

Location: Highway 14 between Eyota and Chester in Chester Woods County Park

Maximum Depth: 27 feet

Size: 114 acres

Species: Bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie, channel catfish

Amenities: Boat ramp, fishing piers, swimming beach, restrooms, camping

Handicap Access: Excellent

Comments: Bear Creek Reservoir is an impoundment located within Chester Woods County Park, 7 miles east of Rochester on Highway 14. A boat launch and multiple fishing piers are available. Excellent bluegill and largemouth bass populations are present along with black crappie and channel catfish. Purchase of a park pass is required to access the reservoir.

Special angling regulations are in effect.

  • Sunfish, crappie and yellow perch: possession ten in combination, with no more than five crappie.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass: possession limit one.
  • Northern pike: possession limit one.
  • Trout: possession limit three, with only one over 16 inches.