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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:56 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
If you all have copies of the normal fishing guides, you've probably read that you have to have a city parks permit to launch and park trailers on the Minneapolis City Lakes, like Harriet, etc.

That's no longer true. The city dumped that requirement some time ago, but the fishing guides are out of date. I checked the Minneapolis Parks Department web site, and they have this information in a FAQ there. Who knew?

Also, even though the lakes are electric only, you can leave your gas outboard on the boat. It must be tilted out of the water. I think it's a good idea to leave the fuel tank at home, if it's a portable one.

These lakes are very lightly fished, and have good bass populations. Don't forget about them, especially if you have just a few hours to fish.





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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:15 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
They are over looked for walleye as well. Actually they are over looked for just about everything.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:33 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Yup. I'd worry a little about them getting overcrowded, but I don't think there's much of a chance of that.

A lot of folks complain that they don't have time to fish, and that's probably true, if fishing means driving a long way to get to the lake. Fishing our smaller local lakes can be done on a half-day basis.





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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:40 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
There are some inconveniences with fishing these local lakes as well.

Alot of people are turned off by the electic motor only rule, some people just don't have the patience to not fire up the big motor and speed across the lake to their spots.

Also parking a trailer can be tricky at times from what it looks like.

I don't have a boat but if I did I would make it a point to get to know these lakes beucase they are usually pretty empty and they are small enough that you can really get to know them well in a pretty short period of time.

Lots of fun to be had right here at home.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 03:03 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
I suppose, but these lakes are so small, at least most of them, that there's no room to jet across the lake, anyhow. A guy could row across most of them in ten minutes or so.

I mean, I like it that they're not crowded, don't get me wrong.





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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 03:09 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Now I would think that getting in a canoe and doing a little fishing might appeal to a lot of folks, at least it would for me. ButI guess a lot of people are just so into speed, instant gratification and stuff like that.

Some of the best fishing I've ever done was out of a canoe on lakes with no one else on them. Quiet - you can sneak up on them. Challenge - trust me, a lunker in a canoe is a challenge. Restful - nothing in the world like it.

Try a nice trout lake up north in a canoe for a day... now that's fishing the way I think it is supposed to be. Don't need a 250 horse bass boat that goes 60 mph to fish with a hundred other boats. Just need a canoe, paddle and you would be amazed at all the lakes that never get fished. Why? Because Joe Bassmaster Dude (sorry 'Dude) can't put his boat in there.

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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:11 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
It's soooooo good to have you back Scrunch grin smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:13 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
Good point Guys, I will have to give them a try.


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 03:14 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
The minneapolis lakes are a big reason why I want to get a canoe. The other reason is the BWCA and the northern part of the St. Croix.

Actually the northern part of the St. Croix near St. Croix state park and above is an under fished area as well. Its to shallow to get anything bigger then a canoe in most of the time but the fishing can be awesome. Nothing like sight fishing for big smallies.


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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:16 PM 06/28/07 (CST)
You too, MineralMan... I miss you guys!



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