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Does anyone have any information on the Blue Earth or Minnesota River near/around Mankato....I have been fishing the sandbar down from the dam and had some luck with northerns and 1 or 2 eyes per trip. Any other good walleye spots?...Also wondering if there are any smallies near Rapidan...I caught a white bass a couple weekends ago.

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Once upon a time the Blue Earth was listed as having Smallies but I think those days are long gone.

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If you read on the blue earth county website with all the park listings, it says the blue earth and minnesota rivers around mankato have good smallmouth opportunity. I have never seen or heard of one caught in this area before.

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Those reports are more than likely very out dated.

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I doubted that there were any but I like to be optimistic...The reason i asked was because of the article in Minnesota Sportsman last month about the Blue Earth River from the dam to Mankato, it said there were smallmouth still around.

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Well they did catch a musky up near the dam last year so anything is possible I guess but smallmouths are cooler water fish and the blue earth tends to get very warm in the summer. Even if a smallmouth could somehow survive the temps I doubt there would be a fishable population of them because of the harsh conditions.

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