Hey Ya'll! I'm going to be in the St. Paul area this weekend and would like to do some fishing while I'm there. I am staying I eagan and don't know where there is any fishing holes. Does anyone know of any spots where a guy could take a couple kids ages 10 and 2 to fish from shore or a pier/dock? Any help would be wonderful. ANYTHING that is biting is good (Crappie/Perch/Bullheads/Anything really). I perfer Bass/Walleye/Crappy/Cats.
Eagan has two dozen spots for kids to fish from and is pretty decent for adults too! I've caught several nice largemouth from the pier and bridge at Blackhawk Lake this year. However, like most of the Eagan ponds, the weeds can be thick. Fish Lake has a nice pier; as does Schwanz and Carlson. Sunnies can be caught with practically a bare hook. Small bass can be caught on just about anything too. Larger bass have started to hit a buzzbait, but a Texas rigged Senko has been my weapon of choice lately.
Blackhawk has the most room to move around and change spots. So I suggest that one. Here is the Eagan Lakes & Pond Guide. It's sort of tricky to get to, so map it before hand. Follow the path around the pavillion to the lake. If you pass by the pier, look to your left as you cross the bridge. Good luck, and welcome to Eagan!
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