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frawri
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:18 PM 03/03/06 (CST)

Ok when ever I think of going fishing, I can't say as it crosses my mind to go to the Twin Cities. Even though I was born and raised in MN. So please tell me what is truly the best lake to fish for Bass and pan fish in or near Twin Cities.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:11 PM 03/03/06 (CST)
Big Marine has some nice bass and crappies. Minnetonka, if you don't mind the crowd, still has some of the best bass fishing in the country. I've caught some out there. Waconia is a bit far (30-40 miles) but I've caught 'eyes out there. Might want to try Medicine Lake for crappies. Crooked Lake in Anoka County - Some crappies, a few walleyes.
The point is what are you looking for and the odds of catching what you're going after? Minnesota is a fishing state and you can plunk your butt down just about anywhere and catch fish.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 08:44 PM 03/03/06 (CST)
You got it bad 'Dude... nice report.








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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:58 PM 03/03/06 (CST)
Nice.


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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:30 PM 03/03/06 (CST)
A very pretty post WebDude.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:16 AM 03/07/06 (CST)
Thanks for the great pictures webdude. I like the Bass pic's, what would you say those weighed? I have only caught about a 2 pounder, so would love to have those on the other end of my line.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:21 AM 03/08/06 (CST)
By the way, I've had some success with the crappies and bucketmouths on Big Marine, especially in the spring. You might want to check it out.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:33 PM 03/08/06 (CST)
Some of my best fishing anywhere is on smaller, "quiet" Twin Cities lakes.

Each area of the metro area has a bunch of these, just depends on where you want to go.


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 07:03 AM 03/09/06 (CST)
I got to tell a little story here... I can't mention the lake, Woodtic would kill me.

A friend of mine (Woodtic) bought a house about 20 years ago on this very small lake. It was actually just an oversized pond. There is some houses with docs on the lake and we new there were sunnies out there.

Now Woodtic is really into canoes. Kevlar and other composites... you know, the really light stuff. He actually has been in a few races and knows some designers here in the metro. Well, one day, he had this new canoe and he asked me if I would join him out on the pond to try it out. I said sure and we climbed in and paddled around this little lake.

On the other side of the lake was a kid out on a dock, sitting in a chair, fishing. As we went by, Woodtic called out, "How ya doin'?" The kid answered, "Caught eleven so far!" And we started paddling away.

Suddenly there was a commotion behind us and we turned and watched as the kid out on the dock pulled a 5 lb bass out of the water!

"There's number twelve!" called out the kid.

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Woodtic and I made a beeline for his house and grabbed some poles and Culprits and went out there and caught a ton of bass. And I mean these were very repectable fish. We had a blast. I set the hook so many times, my arms were tired.

We spent the rest of the summer on that pond fishing bass. Another wierd thing is that we caught some pretty big northerns too. This pond used to be part of a chain of lakes. The small river that connected these lakes got filled in by the city when a water pipe was constructed. I personally think some of these lake are connected underground. I mean, when you pull a 10 lb northen out of what looks like an oversized swamp, those fish had to get there and survive somehow.

Since then, word got around that there were fish in there and the bass got pretty fished out. You even see ice houses out there in the winter. Too bad because we never kept anything we caught in there. But it was sure fun when it lasted. Woddtic considered it a definite bonus to the house he bought!

Anyway... that's the story and I'm sticking with it.



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 03:10 PM 03/11/06 (CST)
Fishing's good in the Twin Cities. You just have to experiment. On the smaller lakes, you probably won't get any exact information, since we all sorta protect our favorite spots, but....

On the Saint Paul side, which is my side, try Phalen. It's deep, relatively unfished, and has some very nice walleye in it, along with plenty of Northerns. A few muskies, but hard to catch. Electric motors only.

Little Beaver Lake just off McKnight, has some decent bass, northerns, and tons of sunfish. A few channel cats, and some snapping turtles, too. No launch, but you can slip a small boat or canoe in at the park.

The Mississipi is prime grounds for shorefishermen. Try below the Ford Dam at Hidden Falls Park. Also try fishing from the public dock in Harriet Island park. You won't believe what you'll catch there. I'm serious. If you like rough fish, it's a prime spot.

Try out all the smaller lakes in the cities. Most have decent shorefishing, if you're boatless.


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