Hi - Im looking for some shore fishing recommendations in the south metro or thereabouts; into Minneapolis or St. Paul and beyond is out of our range.
We live in Cannon Falls and have fished the river in several spots and have not really had any success. My son, 13 years old, has yet to catch a fish and is becoming a little discouraged. Im hoping to help him with that.
We like to fish for: pike, bass, walleye, crappie, panfish, perch, and trout.
When I lived in the cities, and needed a good fishing fix. I would go to 2 different spots.
Attached to Lake Minnetonka is a small lake called Tanager Lake. On the NW side is a railroad. I believe it is not used anymore, and has been turned into a walking path. You can walk down it and fish the bridge and along the shore. Spring crappies here were always amazing. But I'm sure it is fished all year long.
The 2nd place was Gleason Lake in Plymouth. They have a walking path to the northern end of the lake that was once a railroad bed. Again, same situation, fishing was always good.
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954