Fishing


Kalmar Reservoir

Location: Highway 14 west of Rochester to County Road 104 to 19th Street NW

Maximum Depth: 8 feet

Size: 20 acres

Species: Bluegill, largemouth bass, black crappie

Amenities: Parking lot and walk-in access trail

Handicap Access: No

Comments: Bluegill and black crappie are abundant, however most fish are small. Yellow perch are also present, but their numbers and sizes vary among years. Adult largemouth bass were stocked in 2009 in order to improve the size of panfish and to add an additional species for angling. Kalmar Reservoir is an excellent location to take children angling as the abundance of fish can provide lots of angling action. This reservoir periodically suffers from fish kills caused by low oxygen levels in winter and summer, so the fish populations can be quite variable.

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.