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Two very different places, but just got a new job in Minnetonka Area and moved to the St. Anthony Main (NE) area. I have not fished nearly as much as I would have liked, so just looking for thoughts on places to go over lunch hour in Minnetonka and or places back by where I live? Thanks in advance.

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There's always something fishy between bays and under bridges on the numerous bays on Lake Minnetonka. This would be your best bet for gamefish or panfish. A couple of good ones are the Gray's Bay Bridge, the Narrows and the St. Alban's/Excelsior Bay Bridge.

Good luck.

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Thanks that's a good start. Any other smaller lakes? I work right off of Londonderry Rd and that Opus business center.

How about NE/ St. Anthony area, anybody have good luck shore fishing? I probably just need to head out and explore.

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The closest lake to you would be Shady Oak lake, which has nice populations of northerns and bass. Most run small but they should be easy enough to hook into. I believe you can fish along shore for most of the lake.

Bryant isn't too far either, and you could probably fish around the access there. Or a little farther down the road you could check out the public docks at Staring Lake in EP. Once again, smaller pike and bass.

That should be a start...good luck.

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If you stand on the Stone Arch Bridge and look down into the river in the slow areas, you'll see the channel cats sitting on the bottom. It'll give you a good clue for where to toss your bait. There's all kinds of fish in the Mississippi...just toss in your lure and see what kind of fish or otherwise comes back.

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