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north red river

NE metro lakes......where a guy can catch fish?!?

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north red river

I usually come down there and fish White Bear or Bald eagle once a year with very hit and miss luck......95% miss. What other lakes can you get some good action and a regular basis for the most part?

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JBMasterAngler

Depends on what your after. If your looking for pike under tip ups then big marine would be a good spot, some nice bluegills in there too. Chisago/S. Lindstrom is good for crappies, and can also get good pike action.

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tunrevir

Green lake in Chisago for the full meal deal. Lots of pannies, bass, pike, walleyes and pretty easy to find the fish. Drill a hole if you don't get bit within 2 minutes move. The community spots are all decent but there is fish away from the crowds as well.

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SFBOY

gervais as soon as you can get out. you should be able to look at the lake map and figure it out. otherwise pay attention to where other guys are fishing. you would be surprised how good it can be there early in the year.

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