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avidfisher

fishing for the elderly/handicapped

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Hi fellow fisherman. I need help finding decent fishing spots from shore or small lake for parents who have a small boat. My mother is a die hard fisher but with her bad back she is limited to short walks. She will have an electric scooter because last one was recently stolen. Where could one find fishing spots in or near plymouth that are handicapped friendly she is very happy catching small fish(sunnies,blue gill etc.) the bigger fish hurt her hands to much. My dad enjoys bass fishing doesn't need to be big ones (he does enjoy the occasional big one)is there such a lake that they could both be happy. They usually release all fish they just enjoy the time out as we all do.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

thanks for help in advance

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Look at the DNR web site they list fishing ponds/Kid ponds and most of these are very handicap frendly and the fishing can be quite good. I do not know any info on the ones in your area but around white bear lake there are some of these ponds and have seen nice fish come from them. Again the ones I have been are very handicap frendly with cement fishing decks for wheelchairs. Hope you find something.

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I think Lake Independence out by Plymouth has a great fishing pier and a paved path right up to it. Last time I took my niece out there we caught a few crappies in the 9-10" range. That was about 4 years ago now, so I don't know how the fishing is off the pier anymore. Good luck.

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I know that there's a ton of little sunnies along the shore of lake Harriet. You can park by the shelter and there's a sidewalk/boardwalk type of thing that you can fish off of. There's some big bass in that lake so hopefully your dad can get one!

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thanks for all the replies. I have only fished either harriet or calhoun once. Maybe i will try it again.

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