The title pretty much says it all, and I'm not trying to be provocative. I was talking with a family member of mine last night who lives down in Florida, and naturally the topic of fishing came up. He's never fished in MN before and when he asked me to describe the fishing opportunities in the metro area that's the first thought that came to my mind. I didn't tell him that, but I can't get the thought out of my head now and it's kind of depressing. Let's be honest, the water quality on any given metro lake is not really something to brag about, and the fishing tends to be hot and cold, mostly because when there's a hot bite somewhere everybody and their brother is out there hammering the fish until it dies down and they move on to the next lake. When I drive by a lake and see 50+ ice houses all clustered together an arms length apart I can't help but wonder what's the point? Anyways I just thought I would share this thought as I ponder the future of fishing in MN. Comments welcome
I guess I don't see anything wrong....maybe wrong is not the right word, but it's a metro area. It's busy for everything. A typical house in Minneapolis is probably 5-10' away from a neighbor. Tables at restaurants tend to be so close it can be hard to walk by. Even a perkins can have a 45 minute wait. Have you sat on a bs or used the Light Rail? What I'm getting at, like all metro areas, there is no personal space.
You can't compare a metro lake to one 100 miles away...unless it's a popular lake with no remanding lake front like Mille lacs, Big Sandy, Cross, Gull...One day on Mille Lacs, I could have jumped from boat to boat for about a 1/4 mile...when a bite is HOT, people will be there.