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Trailblazer

Metro Crappies

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Trailblazer    0
Trailblazer

Besides Tonka, are there any other good Metro lakes offering great crappie action and slabs? Would like to hit lakes with my boat when Tonka is getting pounded.

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Dave B    0
Dave B

I am not surprised that you arent getting people to reveal slab spots. An under appreciated crappie fishery is Pool 2 of the Miss. Early spring is a good time to catch 3/4lb and bigger crappies. When the water comes up-focus on the current breaks, esp the ones w/ deep submerged timber.

I catch a fair number by accident when eye fishing. So you may have to sort through 5-10 eyes per crappie.

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Trailblazer

Come on guys....Not asking for secret spots...Just some Metro laks where I can take my Dad and catch nice size crappie.
Anywhere in the West Metro would be perfect -

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Jiggin Spoon - start at 10ft? They are that shallow this time of year? I thought the water temp needed to be around 50 or so before they get right on shore - i may be wrong though.

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Coon & Linwood are always good for some decent crappies, and aren't hard to figure out where, weither.. I know it's not exactly west metro over there, but it is definitely worth the trip.

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Doonbuggy    1
Doonbuggy

Lake Riley has a lot of crappies in it according to the '99 DNR survey.

DB

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Christmas Lake.I've never fished it during open water but,have done very well there on ice.Try the sunken island area.Caught some very nice crappies there just a couple of weeks ago.

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Many of the metro lakes have good crappies. But it's what you want to catch is tough. Bryant lake in Eden praire, has millions of crappies but the biggest is about 7inches. Great for young kids.

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JiggingSpoon

Try Waconia, it has a great population of crappies, but the size isn't huge, you may get a few big ones in the pound range, but maybe one or 2 at the most, i would start in the waconia bay, start out on the 10 foot weed edge, and move shallower all the way up to shore until you find them, they will be there,
JS

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1Yogi    10
1Yogi

Try Medicine or Eagle, and Fish lake in the Plymouth Maple Grove Area and the Mill Pond in Champlin.

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