Featured Fishing Spot

Fountain Lake - Freeborn County

September 2010

Location: Albert Lea, MN - Edgewater Park at intersection of Edgewater Dr and Lakeview Blvd.

Species present: Lots of decent sized pumpkinseed, bluegill, bullheads and crappies


Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Fishing Pier: Located next to big picnic shelter

Wheelchair access: Yes

MTC bus: None nearby

Park entrance fee: No

Restrooms: No

Parking: Good

Picnic: Yes

Grills: Yes

Playground: Yes

Other activities: Nice playground, more than one shelter, band shell, horseshoe courts, volleyball nets, softball/baseball fields

Agency: City of Albert LeaThis link leads to an external site.

Comments: The reviewer used pop can casters for fishing with youth. "We just dropped the line straight down off the fishing pier. The hook would barely get in the water and you would have another fish."

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