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This weekend my wife & I will be coming down to the cities. She will be attending meetings Fri & Sat and I would like to spend some time shore fishing. Will be staying at 494 & Normandale, Anyone know any decent spots to try somewhat near that area???
Thanks in advance,
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Doonbuggy

A couple of ideas for you:

Medicine Lake (backwaters) in Plymouth.

494W to 169N to Cty Rd 9. West 1.5 miles on 9 to French Park (take left). After entering the park go up the hill and then down the hill. Park on your left at the base. On the other side of the road will be the backwaters.

By the weekend the crappies should be in there. Expect numbers, but not a lot of size to them. 20 minutes total driving time. Pack some old shoes as it's marshy.

Other idea is Lake Harriet - north side by the pavilion/boat ramp area. You can see both lakes on a metro map.

DB

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backlash 1

Doonbuggy,
Thanks much for the info.
Good luck,
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Try any number of areas on Lake Minnetonka. There are many good shore fishing areas. Black Lake on Minnetonka is popular and has a large area to fish so you're not on top of your neighbor. Get there early for parking and the best spots though. There is another decent spot off of Lake Street in Minneapolis. There is a bridge there where a canal leaves Calhoun. There is a small lagoon there that usually produces early. If you get a map or ask a local bait store they can direct you if you aren't familiar with the area. If you get there early enough, fsih by the dead tree in the water. That's the most coveted spot and will be taken up by the 1st repeat angler to that area. Good luck.

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backlash - you can also consider both Bush and Hyland lakes, you'll be really close. Hyland is on the back side of the ski hill, and Bush is basically just across the street. Both have fishing piers, Bush is probably a better crappie lake (both size and numbers). Ice jigs under slip floats tipped with the smallest minnows you can get, or sometimes wax worms, can coax the fish to bite once you find 'em.

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Thanks guys, sounds like I have plenty of options to keep me buzy. Am looking forward to opening the open water season down there this weekend, water temps will be much better than here.
As of now this lake still has ice on it, as do most of our larger lakes around Brainerd.It's getting very close though.
Good catching!
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Another option backlash, is to go just a bit further south of Bush and Hyland lakes and fish the MNRiver. There is a parking access spot at the Bloomingtion Ferry Road, and also a good one off 35W at 106th st.

For the 1st, take Normandale Rd to Old Shakopee Rd. Go West(right) on Old Shakopee to Bloomington Ferry Rd. South(left) on Bloomington Ferry Rd. to 4way stop. Take a right at the intersection , follow the street until you can take a right down to the river valley. There is a parking lot there, and a foot bridge to cross the river. I usually fish within sight of the bridge on the North side of the river. Carp, Cats, etc. are all possibilities.

The second option is to take 494east to 35w South. Exit on 106th st. Go left under the bridge. Take a right on Lyndale ave and follow this to the boat ramp right under 35W. you can walk along the river and find a good spot. There is also a spot on the south river bank to fish. To get there continue across river on 35W and exit at Blackdog RD. There is a discharge area from the Blackdog Power Plant that is a good option, look for it on your left.

If you need bait/tackle etc., there is a Gander Mountain just up Lyndale Ave from this boat ramp (98th St. and Lyndale Ave S)

Good luck, have fun.

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