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Hi.I'm from out of State.I'm visiting the twin cities area in late July and I'm staying in Bloomington but I'm visiting a convention in the St Paul Rivercenter area.

I'm renting a car and I'm pretty mobile.My skeds are loose in the early morning but moreso for the afternoons.

I have several questions I'm hoping you MN guys can help me out with:

1.Having no boat and being cheap on renting guide services, are there any shore fishing spots that produce good bass, easy to get to and safe from park muggers or wildlife?

2.Are there parks that you can rent a boat (motorized) for a budget price and fish from it?

3.Is there any good fishing in the St.Paul Rivercenter area?

I'm psyched to go on this trip as I've fished Chisago and Medicine before.Hope you guys can help me out.

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WACBASSMAN

In Town marnia on lake Waconia rents fishing boats and Howards Point Marina on tonka also rents fishing boats. Not sure on the cost, I would just give them a call for the details. As far as shore fishing I never fish from shore so your on your own there. Good luck.

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sicheneder

otherwise i don't know if you can rent a canoe for lake calhoun

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Phalen Lake in St. Paul (about 5 miles or so east of River Center area) has shore fishing all over the place. Decent fishing too, in general. Not sure if you can still rent a canoe from the boat house... City of St. Paul Rec should know.

Also, I think you can still rent a boat from Bobber Bait on the north end of Bald Eagle. That is about 10-15 miles north of River Center area right off of 35E.

Same with Tally's on White Bear Lake, I know they have small fishing boats and motors and I think canoes. Great fishing on WBL, for bass or pike or even muskie. Walleye are tough during the light hours, but you can catch sunnies absolutely anywhere on that lake... heh.

I don't know the south of St. Paul area. WBL and Bald Eagle are prolly the closest for renting that I know of. Good luck and have fun wherever you end up going.

If you post your days and schedule, maybe somebody here might be able to bring you for a trip. I might on White Bear if it would work out with my schedule.

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BassProAddict

Awesome tips guys.Thanks!

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    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
      HunterFisher Don't rule out trying that lake again. If theres a lot of wood in the water those schools could, be pinned down on other trees than you were fishing. Trust me I have a lake near Glenwood i fish that has a bunch of tress scattered throughout the lake. It took me numerous times fishing it to figure out patterns on that lake. But once i found them well worth it!  I have found lakes with a lot of submerged trees or wood usally hold some real good panfish, . They have plenty of places to hide from predators and anglers through out the seasons. 
    • IceHawk
      See you tomorrow Jeff we'll dial them in 
    • Borch
      Keep checking in here for any updates.  There's a very good chance that the location may change a bit as there have not been a lot of catfish at the methhole area.  Prefishing in the next day or so will help us pin down a location.  I will post any changes here.
    • Borch
      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
    • HunterFisher11
      Hay thanks for your input.... Just got home and got skunked!!!!! But that is ok at least now I know to take it off my list of lakes to fish in the winter, but will be back on it come spring and early summer...
    • JerkinLips
      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
    • JerkinLips
      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      That last gill is a STUD Rick nice work!
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