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BEriver

Does anyone have any advice for someone without a boat. I have been to every lake from St. James to Faribault this year and have very little luck other than crappies in spring. If anyone has any advice or any info on good spots to try I would appreciate it.

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french_lake_kid

Try the I-35 bridge just upstream of the kingmill dam. A perch colored shad rap either #5 or #7 will often hook a few eyes. If not, than night fish with a lindy-rig and leach. wink.gif Only prob. is if your not from the area it may be hard to find the road.

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Team Otter

There are nice opportunities for catching fish from shore where the Blue Earth River dumps into the MN River. Heck, even along the MN River between Le Sueur and Mankato can be good.

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BEriver

Cool, Thanks guys. I have tried that area of the river, alot of rough fish. I will have to try it again sometime soon.

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gunderson21

TEAM OTTER....these oppertunities would they happen to be on the blue earth or on the minnesota side. I have fished these areas and watched others not get much results.. any relating structure to stick to like sand/much or rock??? time of the day/bait???? any hints would be apprecaited thanks I

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Team Otter

The MN side is typically the strongest area for action. Certainly you will have to sort through some rough fish but the 'eyes are there too. Lindy Rigs and creek chubs is a safe bet as is pitchin' large plastics. Focus on the areas with down timber or anything else that may serve as a current break for the fish to take a rest out of the moving water and eat.

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harvey lee

I have fished area's like rocks, sand bars and creek mouths with jigs and plastics towards evening with some luck. If you see a rocky ledge along the river bank that would also be a good area to try. Another hint, watch for the baitfish surfacing and jumping in these areas.

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BEriver

Does anyone know of any public gravel pits along highway 90?...my buddy read somewhere that people were catching some decent fish.

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    • eyeguy 54
      sounds like a hoot. hope to get there. 
    • Roscoe010
      Hi Wanderer, I am going up this weekend too.  Glad the weather will be warm! I will try a different pit this time, but had good luck last year.  I hope the fish will be active and hungry.
    • IceHawk
      Thanks Rick! Jeff hope to make it always a good time and laughs when you get a group of great people together. I usally do more jaw jacking  then fishing at these things but for me its just as much fun 
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      I will donate a few goodies. I will send it to @Tom Sawyer if he messages me his address.
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    • Wanderer
      @Roscoe010 I wanted to head that way yesterday but my fishing partner didn’t have that kind of time.  If I get there this weekend, I’ll let you know. Or hopefully someone else knows and will reply.
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      Anyone go out on the opener? I usually wait a week before heading up there, so curious to hear some ice/fishing reports.
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      Did any of you check out the pits for winter trout opener last weekend? Thanks!
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