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PiKeGuY101

Smetana Lake in Eden Prairie, MN

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Does anybody know anything about Smetana lake in EP? Its across the street from the Fox 9 building. I've seen a few guys out there on the ice(last year) and some boats this spring/fall/summer... I found the boat launch today so there must be something worth while in the lake. Any ideas?

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Before the boat ramp was put in the fishing was pretty decent for pike and bass. once the boat ramp was put in fishing declined. most of the pike are small and not as many bass. The crappies I've caught out there are pretty small too.

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I work right next to it and I can see it from my window. It WAS a great lil lake with pike, bass, crappies, sunnies, carp. Then it froze out and had a huge winter kill. Since then - nada, zip, zero. I think those ice fishermen are going for crappies. The boat ramp is horrible, well the ramp is good, but it backs you into real shallow mud. Good canoe lake. Deepest is 12-13feet in the middle. Bryant lake would be a better option, but give it a shot and lettus know. Well if it's good don't tell anyone. wink.gif It was good, maybe it can bounce back? I think that lake would be ideal for an areator.

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Thanks guys I just might have to give it a try this winter... How are the crappie and perch size and numbers on Bryant?

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I fished Smetana last February, 2007. I usually do very well with just the tip-ups, and would give Smetana a try. I was out there all day, between 8 and 10 lines out (w/ buddies and the kids). I think we maybe got 3 flags all day. I was in the 12-13' area, and it looked like the lake was hit only a few times all year. I agree with everyone, I think that the pike and bass #'s just aren't there anymore. There were also soft ice pockets around the lake, as I almost lost my ATV!

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