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Favorite Fishing Lakes around Chanhassen

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A good friend of mine recently moved near Chanhassen and would like to know a few of the better lakes around that area. He fishes mainly panfish and northerns.

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I've heard that Minnewashta is dynamite for northerns with some pannies too. That would probably be a good lake to check out. If you go just west of Chan to the park preserve by Victoria, theres several lakes with pannies and pike.

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dont forget your park permit, they will tag your truck.

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Lotus can be an excellent lake, summer and winter.....Riley can also be good. As someone else stated, just west on 5 is Stieger, Zumbra, Parley, Minnewashta, Waconia, Pearson just south of Victoria...........Many great little lakes in the area.........or there is always Minnetonka!

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yeah, that is a good point about minnetonka, i live right by there and never go fishing on tonka!??! i guess i dont know where to start!

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Tonka is an amazing fishery, considering all the traffic etc. Best to go early or late in the day, but just about anywhere you can catch fish, Sunnies, Crappy, Bass - Small and Large mouth, Pike, Wally's, Muskies, Carp, Bowfin..........it's got it all.........

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whaletail is always decent, but a long walk from the landing.

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Another excellent lake, not what it used to be 10 years ago, but most are surprised at what you can catch on Whaletail and where on that lake......Bass, Northerns, Crappie..............

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dont forget your park permit, they will tag your truck.


To which lake are you referring?

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Minnetonka, inside Hennepin Co. Parks.

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minnewashta

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