Fish consumption advisory
The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a do not eat fish consumption advisory that impacts sensitive groups for this waterbody due to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) concentrations.
Lake Rebecca is an "oxbow" lake adjacent to the Mississippi River in Hastings.
Northern Pike: average abundance, average size.
Largemouth Bass: average abundance, average size.
Smallmouth Bass: low abundance, average size.
Bluegill: average abundance, average size.
Crappie: above average abundance, average size, with some larger individuals present.
Channel Catfish: average abundance, above average size.
Access to this lake is located in Lake Rebecca Park operated by the City of Hastings. This lake has surface water restrictions limiting boaters to the use of electric motors only.
The entire shoreline is in public ownership and there are plenty of places for anglers to spread out and fish. Angling at some locations may be limited by shallow water, aquatic vegetation or overhanging trees.
- Fisheries standard lake survey in 2023.
- Annual operation of winter aeration device by the City of Hastings.
- Stock 82 adult Channel Catfish annually.
- Stock 82,000 Walleye fry annually.
Aquatic Invasive Species Alert:
This lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. Remove any visible plants from your boat, trailer, or other boating equipment before leaving the lake. Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells before leaving the lake.
This lake has been inundated by the Mississippi River during floods, as a result, the lake contains many species normally associated with river fishing: Sauger, White Bass, Freshwater Drum (sheephead), Catfish species, etc.
This lake is managed as a Northern Pike-Crappie lake, with catfish stocked to maintain population levels and provide additional angling opportunities. This would be a nice lake to fish with a canoe. The shoreline is natural, containing an interesting natural community including an active bald eagle nest.