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Ice Fishing Cats

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What are some good metro area catfish lakes a rookie could try for ice-fishing? I was thinking...

Island lake in Shoreview

Tanners lake in Oakdale

Golden Lake in Circle Pines

Techniques? Where could I find fish? Bait? Etc...

Thanks...

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i have only caught one through the ice ever and it was at community park in savage. it was a blast one of the hardest fights i have had on the ice. and i know the lake has plenty of cats, we caught a bunch in the spring

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You can get them through the ice on Crooked Lake to. Just mash up minnows and leave them sitting near the bottom. They haven't been in the lake for long but they are getting in the 5-6 pound range.

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    • Mike89
      did not go around the whole lake,, so that is all we saw
    • HurricaneBill
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    • Stick in Mud
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