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mrklean

Metro Spearing Lakes

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mrklean

Just wondered what are some good lakes to spear in around the cities. I will be moving to north Minnapolis pretty soon so was wondering what are some good lake in the region, might try to take up spearing this year still. Thanks

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bassNspear

what part are you moving to?

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mrklean

Just South of Columbia Hights

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bassNspear
im not sure on what are some good lake up there.Big Marine is a good lake for numbers if your looking for that

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There's an absolute carp slaughter going on at Lake Fremont up in Zimmerman right now. The lake is going through a winterkill and when it's warmer there's an open area where the carp stack up. All sorts of people are down there spearing them and I've heard of some down there arrowing one.

A student at Zimmerman High School said he shot an arrow at one and hooked two of them they are so thick. If they are still around when it warms up again you might head up there and check it out. Talk with the guys at Tales and Trails on 169 on the way for details.

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bassNspear
I had great luck on little long lake. Nice clear water, but no big fish. All the fish that i have seen are under 28

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    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
    • Wanderer
      Probably two of the safest bets in the area. I haven’t fished Crooked off Bunker for several years but it always seemed to have plenty of fish. Have you ever been on the Moore lakes near 65 and 694?  Sometimes they get a lot of attention, and I’d have to think for good reason.   Twin Lakes in Robbinsdale used to be a favorite stop for us when we were young.  Did good on pannies and surprisingly well on pike. If you don’t mind traveling further west, Medicine is a pretty good lake.  Lots of memories fishing the crappie hole in front of the beach on the southwest side.
    • PRO-V
      Gulp spray seems to help also.
    • Wanderer
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    • Hawg
      Not that I know of. First time I used one and constantly had to clear the shavings and drill kept cutting out. Drill is a 1200# fuel. 
    • PRO-V
      I always did best with frozen Cisco's suspended on a quick strike rig.
    • PRO-V
      I tried a few times during that 30 below weather. Saw nothing but thousands of wolf tracks. That night while we sat on the hunting shack deck having a cigar a pack of coyotes we're yipping out by our trucks 400 yds away. They were probably tipped off by our generator though and couldn't get them to come in. I did see 2 moose 30yds in front of me going into one calling spot. That was cool.
    • going4it
      Coon lake up 65 and off 22. Also Lake George. Both pretty good panfish populations to keep busy. 
    • Brandon Klatt
      Thanks for the replies guys. Usually target panfish and eyes so actually going for pike is kinda a whole new world to me. lol
    • mrpike1973
      Lots of little sunnies there is a spring in there in the deepest spot be care full. There are better lakes in my opinion.
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