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Cliff Lake, Eagan

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Has anyone caught anything out of this small lake? I tried fishing several times this year and the only thing caught was a snagged crappie minnow. It's also a very difficult lake to fish as there isn't much access although you could carry in a canoe or float.

It doesn't look like it has anything? No fish, not even bullheads? Maybe the lake was reclaimed and never re-stocked?

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Is that the pond that is behind target?

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Is that the pond that is behind target?


Yeah it is. It's difficult to fish but I haven't seen any fish at all either. I think it's empty aside maybe minnows. I dont even think there are bullheads in it.

The Eagan fishing guide report it has having blue gill, bullheads & bass. But I have caught none. But then I don't think that guide is accurate either. confused.gif

I am thinking the lake was reclaimed at some point and never restocked...

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Years ago it used to be a DNR walleye rearing pond. In the 90's we carried a boat in and caught some crappies.It's been quite a few years since I've been there so I don't know if there are any fish in there or not. To many ponds and not enough time. I have found some really nice ponds with quality fish.

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Andy, I gaze at this pond & drift out of my lane every time we exit 35E to hit Target. I've wondered the same thing. It's on my list of canoe-worthy places to try, but it's pretty far down. And what is this Eagan fishing guide you speak of? I've been to their web site, didn't know there was another resouce that I'm missing!

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Andy, I gaze at this pond & drift out of my lane every time we exit 35E to hit Target. I've wondered the same thing. It's on my list of canoe-worthy places to try, but it's pretty far down. And what is this Eagan fishing guide you speak of? I've been to their web site, didn't know there was another resouce that I'm missing!


I thought of canoeing or tubing it several times to see if I can catch a fish. But trying to fish from shore has turned up nothing for me on several visits which has stopped me from bringing the canoe.

On the guides there is only the Eagan website one and there is this little guide booklet they give out at the local stores where you can buy a fishing license.

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Back in the early '90's I used to live in Eagan at the Cinnamon Ridge apartments right down Cliff Rd from here and one night I saw a guy come in with a large bucket chock full of Crappies and sunnies... and they were ALL HUGE!! He told me where to go and I did and man was I in shock!! The fish were absolutely huge (Sunnies only) they all had black spots on them from living in those weeds I'd assume?? I only went there a few times and did the catch and release thing... boy was it fun! I went back in 2001 and tried again in the spring and not one bite! I figured it was either over fished or winter kill that did that sweet spot in. Memories.....

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Thanks Andy, I'll ask around & see if I can dig one up. And I'll try that pond sometime, too. What's an hour to waste when one might find a good, private fishing hole?

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