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wallyH

Prior/Spring

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Hey all. It's my nephew's 12th birthday this weekend and I told him I'd take him fishing on Sunday. They live in Savage so was thinking Spring or Prior. I don't have kids so have no idea what the attention span of a 12 year old is. Regardless, I'd really like to get him into some fish. We'll most likely be fishing crappies or Walleyes and will be out from like 6-9 in the evening.

So, anyone out there willing to part with some info? Like how's the bite been, baits, locations?

Thanks alot,
Wally

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cupper

I know very little about both lakes. All I can offer is that boat traffic on Prior could be bad if it is a nice day.

Have fun!!!

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ebhwiebold

AVOID PRIOR LIKE THE PLAGUE!! If it's nice it will be a 1 hour min. wait to load and unload. Plus it will be very rough on the lake. I live in Shakopee and instead of fishing up here, we go down to Waterville. About 45 min south. MUCH LESS STRESS!! Try Shields, Mazaska, French or Tetonka. Check out the "Waterville" area for updates.

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wallyH

Thanks for the responses.

We ended up on Spring. Put in around 5 and only had to wait for about 6 trailers in front of us, then got a parking spot right up front.

As for the fishing, we caught about 60 sunnies and crappies. The crappies were like 5-8 inches and the sunnies were huge. Fat with eggs(let em all go). We tried for walleyes for a bit later in the evening. I caught one and he got bored.

Thanks again,
Wally

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FI Guide

I will be out on spring on wednesday morning chasing the gills that roam the lake. I might pitch a few jigs in the deep weed beds and pull out some of the hog bass that are in the lake

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