Shakopee is still a very productive fishery.The average size of the pike is much smaller (about 2 lbs), but I did witness a solid 10+ pounder come through the ice last winter. The panfish have been been hit or miss, but lots of them in there. My last trip out I saw hundreds with my camera, but the baramoter had them so negative they didn't even show curiosity in my offerings.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988