Fishing


Foster-Arend Lake

Location: Foster-Arend City Park, 37th Street NE and E River Road NE

Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Size: 18 acres

Species: Bluegill, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, white crappie

Amenities: Carry-in boat access, fishing pier, swimming beach, restrooms

Handicap Access: Yes

Comments: Foster-Arend Lake is a reclaimed gravel pit acquired by the City of Rochester in 1981 for inclusion into their park system. Facilities include a handicapped accessible fishing pier, restrooms, a swimming beach, and ample parking. Rainbow trout are stocked during fall, winter and spring months to provide a unique angling opportunity. Bluegill and largemouth bass are also present in good numbers. Anglers use this lake extensively, particularly for ice fishing.

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.