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I just took up fishing again after a 9 year absense. Since I'm in St.Cloud is there any good shore fishing lakes in the area. Preferably a lake within 30-40 miles? I've tried fishin the river near the st.cloud **** with some luck and a but would like to find some area lakes that may produce something other than the rabid lil sunnies I've been hearing about near shore.

Any advise is appreciated.

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Rockslider,

The Missippi river can really get hot in the fall for eyes and smallmouth. If you travel to Cold Sping and fish the Sauk River below the dam you'll catch crappies, sunnies, bass, northerns, walleyes and catfish.

As far as lakes I know a number of people do very well this time of year on Koronis near the crow river outlet in the evening casting rapalas for eyes. Waders will give you a better chance but you can get them from shore. This bite really heats up when the frogs start their migration back to the lake and a lot of them do this on Koronis.

I know a guy who wades Grand this time of year and does very well on Bass. About all I can think of.

Good Luck!

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Rockslider-

Another good spot to try into the fall is where the Mississippi meets the Little Rock lake channel not far west of HWY 10. There is parking available on the side of the road (south) before the bridge- and 4 different spots to cast from (each corner just off of the bridge). I found that throwing a lighter jig tipped with a minnow works well towards dark. I was out recently after dark but had little luck-may be a little too early yet. Hope this helps.

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Try other spots on the river. I haven't been on it for the past two weeks, but prior to that, I have been on it quite often with good success. There are numerous spots a person can access the river between Sartell and St. Cloud. Waders help out tremendously. With waders and the current river level, a person can travel a large portion of the shore. The river will produce fish during the day, but when fishing from shore, right before dark to just after dark is the most productive. I have caught fish well after dark, but it becomes more difficult to see what you're doing. It is fairly easy to find the fish from Sartell to Sauk Rapids. Fish can be found behind rocks, in pools, near current edges..........just about everywhere they can get an easy meal without have to fight the current too much.

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Thanks for the advise. Needless to say with so much happening this week the urge to fish just hasn't been there. Might try and get out sometime mid week and I'll try some spots on the River.

If there are any other good spots on Lakes please feel free to post as I still have the itch before the winter comes in.

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Don't forget the Horseshoe Chain. Especially off Highway 22 in Horseshoe Bay. The walleye bite really picks up as the water cools down. Usually casting cranks is the answer. It won't be hard to tell when the bite is starting, watch for all the vehicles.ScottS

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