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i recently moved to anoka last march anyway and i dont know the lakes around the area, what i am lookin for is any lakes recommended for walleye crappies etc i dont need any specific areas just general lakes tha i can catch fish with my kids and stuff also if there are any lakes or areas that are not safe to drive a wheeler on yes i no no ice is safe i get that just if there are normal bad areas springs currents i dont want to endanger my kids thanks

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I don't know many lakes right in the Anoka area but maby a short drive to Forest Lake? It has a lot of opertunity for pan fish and also some pike, eyes, and a few musky! As for springs and areator lake check the DNR website... Good Luck

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COON LAKE ONLY ABOUT 20 MINUTES AWAY . NOT SURE HOW OLD YOUR KIDS ARE BUT TIP UP FISHING IS VERY PRODUCTIVE AND SHOULD KEEP THEM BUSY. OR CROOKED LAKE ONLY ABOUT 5-10 MIN AWAY FROM ANOKA. OR IF YOUR KIDS ARE REALLY YOUNG ROUND LAKE IN COON RAPIDS/ANDOVER HAS TONS OF SUNFISH IN IT JUST GO OUT TO MIDDLE YOU WILL FIND THEM. GOOD LUCK AND WELCOME TO THE AREA.

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take a short drive out to medicane lake out in plymouth off of 169 and rockford road. Lots of good sized fish in there. Was pulling out 24 inch walleyes the other night.

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hey holehopper i live in the north est corner of anoka not 2 miles from crooked lake i been on there acouple times with my boat since i been down here how do you get on the lake and is there any areas to avoid normally id be usin my wheeler to get around. any ifo would be great also i work in newhope and only a couple of miles from medicin lake guys i work with fish there i plan on hitting that as well just lookin for options my boys are 9 and 7 and actually have a bit of patience and i have the vex and camera to keep then busy thanks for the info the more the better

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You could try peltier or centerville. I fish peltier a lot and there are tons of crappies in there some of decent size and some nice sunfish also.

Hope this helps

Ryan

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I'm also new to Andover and got out for the first time last weekend. Crooked lake is 5 mins. away and is easy to get on and small enough to fish the entire lake. It produced consistent small gils (fun for kids) and 1 nice largemouth. I also fished Coon 10 mins. away, which is a MUCH larger lake and produced, once again, small gils and an 18 inch snake. Ice is wierd with a good 7" and slush/snow on top. Coon seems to be a little more crowded, but was worth the drive.

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tollefry

hod di ya get on the lake from the boat landing? also did ya walk or use a atv

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I used the public boat launch off of Bunker Lake Blvd. on the North end and walked directly South; no problems. There is also a park on the East side off of Crooked Lake Blvd. where you can park and drag onto the South end of the lake. I walked, no atv.

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