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eric anderson

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Hey fellow fisherman

Was wondering what are some good lakes to find panfish (crappies and sunfish) around the mankato area, I would also like to chase some northern pike with some tipups. I am getting to excited for ice fishing I guess. I have checked out the MN DNR website and it looks like madison lake has some good numbers of fish. Thanks for any advice!

Eric

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Frances, Madison, Washington, Duck and Rays Lake would all be decent bets!!

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I would agree with Rozmans list plus I would add TeTonka but a little farther to drive. Washington can be simply awesome for those ice pannies.

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I'd put German and Jefferson on the list too.

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for pike on tip ups, rays is a good lake. set up in between the point and the 30ft hole, in 5-8 fow and watch for flags.

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