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bowhunt

Hey guys,

 

I am going to get some guys from work together to go tip up fishing one of the next weekends and would like some help with picking a lake.  There are probably only a couple of the guys that would want to keep any fish so I am looking more for a lake with numbers and action than size.  We will probably go to a lake somewhere in the west metro area.  The lakes that I have thought of so far are Mitchell in Eden Prairie, and Minnewashta just west of there.  If you guys have any suggestions of a good lake for us to try let me know.  If you don't want to post in the thread you can send me a message.

 

I might set up my spear shack just to show some of the guys what it is all about, but the main focus will be chasing flags.

 

Thanks for the help!

Bowhunt

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mwal

Look up Minnewashata on DNR lake finder page  seems to be full of pike.  I have never fished it though.

 

Mwal

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Neighbor_guy

There's a lot of choices there. 

 

Clearwater, pleasant, Maple Lake, Howard Lake, Waverly Lake and Little Waverly Lake all fit the bill for what your looking for. Maybe not so good for spearing, but excellent tip up lakes. 

 

Then theres the minnetonka factor, no shortage of excellent weedlines or weed beds to pick from. North arm bay, West arm, and Grays Bay are all good options off the top of my head. 

 

Small/medium pike suckers, live or dead. Just off the weedlines or in the pockets shoukd do the job. If live, halfway up the water column, if dead, either right on the bottom or just bellow the ice. 

 

And dont forget to use hole covers to help prevent ice up. 

 

Good of luck and have fun!!! Tip-ups are a great and easy way to introduce people to ice fishing. 

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 3:42 PM, bowhunt said:

Hey guys,

 

I am going to get some guys from work together to go tip up fishing one of the next weekends and would like some help with picking a lake.  There are probably only a couple of the guys that would want to keep any fish so I am looking more for a lake with numbers and action than size.  We will probably go to a lake somewhere in the west metro area.  The lakes that I have thought of so far are Mitchell in Eden Prairie, and Minnewashta just west of there.  If you guys have any suggestions of a good lake for us to try let me know.  If you don't want to post in the thread you can send me a message.

 

I might set up my spear shack just to show some of the guys what it is all about, but the main focus will be chasing flags.

 

Thanks for the help!

Bowhunt

You know I'm a big fan of Minnewashta don't get down there like I use to but it has plenty of pike

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