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Re: Shore fishing?
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Here's an A-Z list of shore fishing locations from the DNR.

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/fishing_piers/statewide_list.html

A decent option in your area would be the Bass Ponds down by the river. It's a little bit of a walk but can have some decent fishing.

You could also go to the MN River launch off of Lyndale. There are trails going through the woods that you can use to access the river in various locations. It might be a little high/fast and muddy for decent shore fishing now, but when it drops a bit and the shoreline dries out its a good multi species location.

Posted on: 5/16 18:57:46
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Re: Free Replica Panfish Challenge
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Thanks, guess I missed that.

12" is a true giant in MN. Thats a big upgrade from my 11.25". Maybe someday...

Posted on: 4/20 21:52:47
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Re: Free Replica Panfish Challenge
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What size blugeill do you need for a mold at this point? 11"? 11.25"? 11.5"?

Posted on: 4/19 20:29:26
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Re: Salt In Metro Lakes Article
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Pretty sure they wrote an article that was basically the same as the one linked above 1-2 years ago. I remeber reading something similar in the past.

Posted on: 4/11 15:49:46
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Re: Open Water Panfish
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Made it back out this afternoon to the same lake with similar results using the same tactics. I must have caught and released 30-40 gills ranging from small up to 9" and about 30 small crappies. I also hit a larger metro lake midweek for crappies and put the smack down on fish from 6" up to 11.5" using a 1/16th RZ Jig with a purple 1" swim shad set about 3' below a rocket bobber. The fish were biting pretty light so the rocket bobber was 100% neccessary to get those light biters. I'm guessing the lakes and rivers are going to be busy tomorrow and the fish should be snappin'!

Posted on: 4/7 23:04:34
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Re: Creek/River Fishing?
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Based on my experience with 9 mile you'll only get minnow species. Think I've caught 1 sunfish out of there and no carp. If you're talking about fishing where 9 mile meets the MN river I'd guess there are carp either in that area now or will be soon. A simple slip rig with a hook and half a crawler will get em. The only other species open for fishing on the MN right now are crappies and white bass and I've never had much luck catching either of those species in the creeks.

If you want panfish I'd look to the lakes in your area that have shore access. A bobber with a 1/16th or 1/32nd jig with gulp or a 1" swim shad set 3-4 feet below a bobber has been getting me crappies lately. Like mentioned earlier Pool 2 of the Mississippi is a good bet for a mixed bag of fish and theres lots of shore access. Good luck.

Posted on: 4/6 18:03:02
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Re: Water temps?
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Based on fish activity I'd guess low to mid 40's. Just been shore fishing, but the lack of shallow crappies in the West Metro is why I'm thinking that's a pretty accurate number.

Posted on: 4/1 19:31:37
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Re: Open Lakes?
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Nice! Looks like I'll have to try to get out for a few hours this weekend.

Posted on: 3/31 7:20:32
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Re: Minnetonka ice out
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Just saw on the news that the ice is officially out on Tonka.

Posted on: 3/27 18:04:48
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Re: Open Water Panfish
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I think there were a lot more fish in the area than I was able to catch. Pretty sure I just got the most aggressive ones. Being paitent was the key. Also, I was using a 1/32nd oz jig, not a 1/16th like I posted in the report.

As far as the fillets go, a sharp knife and really taking my time seems to work well for me. I can usually do a good job on gills 7.5" or bigger. I will say I've had a lot of practice over the last few years.

Posted on: 3/27 18:01:19
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