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FishinWilly    0
FishinWilly

Fish Lake in the nw metro:

Do you still have to pay to get in?
How is the fishing on this lake?
Lake survery says eyes are in it...but that the eyes caught didn't match what was stocked. Anyone have luck with the eyes?
What kind of weeds/cover are in it?

Thanks in advance

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Selling copiers by day, hooking into the bigguns by night

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bart simpson    0
bart simpson

Hennepin county (Three Rivers District) parks are free Monday thru Thursday (except holidays). I think they are 5 bucks on weekends.

Nick

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fishsticks    0
fishsticks

Fish Lake is a Three Rivers park District Lake. Buy the 24 dollar all year pass and you can get on any of the 15 plus lakes in the system. If you are close to Fish than you might as well try Medicine Lake. There are some nice Northern, Bass, and Crappie on Medicine.

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montanagriz

If you are talking about Fish Lake in Maple Grove I live just a few blocks from the lake and have fished it my entire life. About the landing, I believe Hennepin Parks still runs the park/landing area, but I heard that they are no longer charging on the weekdays. I am not postive however, so you should check on that. The lake is full of nice northerns and good numbers of nice sized bass. The panfish are very average to below average in the lake. As for the walleyes, I have heard rumors that they are in there, but I have never caught one. If they are in the lake their numbers are so small I don't believe they are worth spending any time on. There is milfoil in the lake and also decent shoreline structure like fallen trees, docks, and lily pads. Overall its a decent lake especially if you are after bass & northern. Hopefully this helps you out.

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FishinWilly    0
FishinWilly

Thanks for the info. Would love to know if the wally's were any good in there. I will have to check it out. Anyone know when they open on weekends? Might just be a weekday evening fishery. Drove by on Saturday around 1 and the trailers were lined up.

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fishlakeman    4
fishlakeman

I've grown up next door to this lake, and think I can help you out. Honestly, i wouldn't waste my time going for walleyes. I tried for them a couple times with no luck. I know every in and out of this lake and have trolled every inch with the aqua view and have never seen a walleye. People have caught them and I'm sure there are some suvivors from the recent fry stockings though. Northerns and bass are excellent in this lake. The no-wake bay is the best place to find them. fish the weedline with your preferred bait and you should pick some up. The size structure on both species is excellent. I bet I could catch a limit of northern heavier than any other lake in the metro, however I wouldn't keep any of them, being a CPR guy. Don't go there on weekends, too many boats, and you could save 5 bucks by going monday through thursday for free. good luck and have a good time

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I grew up on this lake. Lived there for 12 years, and fished it regularly for another 4 or so. I caught exactly one walleye in that time. It was about 4 lbs, but it was the only one.

However, we routinely caught LM bass in excess of 3 lbs, with a few over 5 lb. We also caught lots of northerns in the 10-12 lb range. I haven't fished it in a few years, and back when I lived there, there was no pubic access. It was incredible having a lake with that sort of fish population, and only about 10 or 12 boats that fished it regularly.

We used to have great success all summer long working the docks in the middle bay for bass, and the weedlines in the bay where the access is for pike. The channel can be productive, as well.

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Get there Early Though. We pulled up about 3PM and there were 4 trucks waiting to get in. Once the landing is full, they have to wait till one leaves... This can be tough when you got fish on the brain...

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