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Phunnyfarm

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Hi there,

My wife and I just moved to Hopkins a couple months ago, and I was wondering if anyone had an idea for a good nort-walleye-crappie pond (non-Tonka, Calhoun, Harriet) anywhere in the area. I only get to ice fish a few times a season down here, and would love a quiet spot to sit on a bucket.

I am not asking for anyone's honey-hole, just a point in the right direction! You can even email me if you'd like.

Thanks fellas!

PF

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Hey PF, welcome to the cities and FM.com I work in Hopkins and live in Eden Prairie.

Check out the thread on the EP lakes. Several of them do very well for pannies and norts. The walters are a little harder to find on smaller lakes because of the type of lakes they are in this area. Tonka does support some great fish and shouldn't be overlooked.

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Phunnyfarm, I live in St. Louis Park and I head down to Harriet a fair amount. We always have success on the Walleyes and Crappies. Park on the south side of Harriet and walk out about 150 yards and find the weed edge. Occasionally you will get hooked into a Muskie or two. It is best right before sunset, and really it is about a 1 hour bite, so once it stops leave, because they really don't turn back on. We have caught as many as 40 fish in an hour. Good luck.

The west side of Calhoun can also hold some nice fish.

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have you been out on Harriett yet this year. Hows the bite and ice?

When are you going next. I fished Harriett alot in the summer and have found some good spots, and would love to try it in the winter.

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we went out last week and there was about 7 inches of ice.Marking fish the whole time but only caught 2 small eyes

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I haven't been out this year yet. I was waiting for an ice update before venturing out. I have now heard the ice is between 7"-12" depending on snow cover. I will probably try to get out in the next 10 days or so. I like to focus in about 15-17 FOW on the weed edge.

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