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Long Lake (New Brighton) after opener

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Lost

The fish are biting! Was out there this evening with several other people casting from the fishing pier. I only caught one but I was using various lures. Several people were catching small northerns on minnows. About 8pm there was a 2 pound Walleye caught on a sucker minnow. Here's my one catch of the day using a small inline spinner.

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Measured 23 inches and weighed in at 2.4 lbs.

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mnwild

I have been there everyday since Saturday and been catching northerns also along the shoreline. Been using a Mepps spinner. Yesterday a big northern missed my lure twice.

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FisherDan

Mnwild... I was on the dock Saturday afternoon I was the last one to go home and Sunday morning. Must have seen you if you went on the dock at all. Got 4 northerns One keeper.
Seen six eyes get pulled out Saturday. I had the green jacket with fur trim hood.

Nice Fish Lost!!! I’m thinking about going back with the canoe Friday or Saturday. Got a 1¼-horse kicker on it. Going to check out them bridges. May have a spot open if you are there.

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mnwild

I haven't been on the dock yet. The spot I usually fish is when you turn on the road to the landing the 1st spot on the left when you see the lake, I have been having really good luck there. I drive a black GMC Sonoma, maybe you have seing it parked there. I will probably be back there Saturday morning.

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247outdoors

where is this lake? i'm coming from white bear 694 and 61.

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mnwild

You would take 694west to Long Lake road. At the top of the off ramp take a right,then take you 1st right again and that will be the road to the boat launch/fishing dock. Very easy to find.

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Lost

MNWild, I've been thinking about trying that spot. I've heard that it's actually a decent location. How much of a drop is there?

People are still catching limits of the smaller northerns off the pier. Not too many walleyes yet. No panfish worth anything.

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Lost-
Are you going to be there this weekend??
I will probably be there Saturday morning around 7am if its not raining.

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Lost

I don't do Saturday mornings because I'm in church from 9:30am - 2pm. But I do try to get out there in the evenings if at all possible. I'll try to escape tomorrow morning. But I do have to mow the lawn and have a house-viewing appointment at 11am. So I'll need to get to bed early. If you're there and you're looking for me I'll probably have all 3 rods with me, two tackle boxes, and a white BigFish baseball cap on.

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Lost

Never made it out. Too busy. Didn't get to mow the lawn either. Grrrr. Oh well. Tuesday I'll be mowing, Wednesday I'll probably be at Long Lake, Thursday at Coon Rapids Dam, and Friday at Crooked Lake. Sunday, hopefully, Mille Lacs.

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed on that last one.

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mnwild

I did go there Saturday morning/afternoon while it was sprinkling outside. I caught 1 northern along the shoreline then moved to the dock, everyone left when it started raining. I had a northern on the line but came off. I headed to Crooked lake around 1pm and everyone there did very good. I was catching fish that I never knew were in there.

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Lost

I might actually head out to Crooked Lake after work Tuesday or Wednesday instead of hitting Long Lake. Gonna stay until it gets dark so I can catch me some Walleye.

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mnwild

I will probably head there after work today, I just hope the dock isnt packed with people.

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Lost

Were you there yesterday? I was.

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mnwild

No I wasnt. I probably won't get back there till Monday or Tuesday night, I would go tonight but I have to start packing for this weekend, heading to Vegas for Memorial.

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Lost

I'm deciding that I don't really care for the crowd that frequents Crooked Lake's fishing pier. Between getting drunk and smoking pot, I think I'd rather fish other places. Either that or find a time that I can get them busted for breaking the law without them knowing it's me.

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BigStevie

Hey Lost,

I'm not much for those kinds of crowds either. Maybe once my schedule slows down we can get out in the boat again. Except this time we can fish for more than Carp!! Have a great weekend!

Steve

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Lost

Haha! BigStevie, I don't blame you. The walleye's are biting nice at Long Lake and so are the northerns. Saw a larger one (30" or so) get hooked but it got loose yesterday. I didn't have my gear with me otherwise I would have worked on getting my line tangled with everybody elses.

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mnwild

I know what your talking about, kids that just sit down there and smoke pot, they were there 1 time while I was there.I might head back down there if the rain lets up. Out in Vegas we had 86 and sunny all 4 days and I come home to rain, I am itching to fish.

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huskiesplayer15

You have to get to crooked early in the morning BEFORE the crowds get there, plus potheads dont wake up until atleast 230! I was down there yesterday, there were over 15 little kids, meaning snoopy rods and atleast one parent for each one. Atleast it is happy noise though, plus we were able to catch bass there too, fish slow and make long casts away.
Best Fishes
Chris
PS I will be down there before school tomorow.

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catchin'whopper

where's crooked lake anyway?

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huskiesplayer15

its in andover, right next to Crooked lake elementary its off bunker lake boulevard.
Best Fishes
Chris

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catchin'whopper

thanks, that's what i thought, was wondering if it was another ramsey county pond

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Roosterslayer05

Hey whats wrong with the crowd that drinks and smokes while fishing, they are always a cheery bunch, you can always bum some bait off a drunk guy. They dont mind me, except when they throw there beer cans in the lake.

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Lost

Well, being a city park, it's illegal to have alcoholic drinks there, #1. Smoking illegal sustances is #2. And then playing around, pushing each other around, almost knocking other people in the lake, #3. One person had a pole knocked over, stepped on, and broken thanks to them.

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