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I am planning on taking my 3 year old son out tonight after work. I have never shore fished before. But until my boat is ready to go, we can try some shore fishing spots. I was planning on going to spoon/keller lake in Little Canada. Has anyone been there? Caught many sunnies? Or is there somewhere else I could take my son to get some shore fishing action?

Thanks!

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I dropped the boat into Spoon/Gervais last Sunday. The sunnies were biting better than the crappies. Looked like the people on the West/Southwest banks were doing better than the others - lot's of small one's though. It can get pretty crowded down there this time of year so expect a lot of company. Have a great time with your son. I'll be doing the same with my 5 yo this weekend (different lake).

ps - Make sure to program the TIP phone # into your cell before you go just in case you witness any limit violations! It's been reported to happen quite often on this lake frown.gif

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Battle Creek lake in Woodbury can be good for a mixed bag of crappies, sunnies, perch, bullhead, possibly a northern.

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I live just across the speedway from this lake i though it froze out because of shallow depth charge. i would love to catch some nice bullheads and panfish- do you have any spots i could fish off shore, i gave my boat to my grandson, but he never takes me out.

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Tanner's Lake by hwy 94 in Oakdale, has a nice big fishing pier where kids fish all the time for panfish.

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i recently moved to landfill and have not fished tanners are the panfish big in there? and are there bullheads?

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I think Island lake in shoreview is a good spot for kids shorefishing. Caught a lot of small sunnies while fly fishing over there last week. Good Luck!

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I'm not a kid i'm 70 years old. i don't like kids they irritate me. i would like to find a place near my home, since i'm partially disabled and my grandson has my boat now and he never takes me out- i live near tanners and battle creek lake. a spot on either lake where i could catch any kind of fish would be great.

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Old Star,

Both lakes have a pier. Both lakes dont have much size as far as panfish go, but both can be good for bullheads. Ive seen lots of bullheads come from Battle Creek, some are well over a pound. At Tanners you have a chance at a channel catfish, or the occasional walleye. The battle creek pier gives up mostly bullheads, small sunnies, and little northerns.

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them piers are nice but there are way too many kids on the one near landfall, they yell and carry on and it really irritates me. the sunfish are also very small, i kept a bunch of them yesterday but they were too small for me to clean so i had to throw them away. i'm hoping to get some biger ones on the river- my grandson is taking me out on the opener on the river. i hope to latch into some nice sand pike.

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I rarely fish tanners pier, but whenever I do there always are some annoying kids down there throwing crap in the water, casting over lines, asking dumb questions, or telling me about their 20lb. walleyes.

I hope fishing is good on the Croix this weekend.

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there was an old gentleman down there yesterday he claimed he had a huge catfish on down there last year but he lost it, we spoke and talked about years past. then some kids came down and wanted help fishing so i left.

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You can always try Vadnais, Snail, Sucker lake. Fishing could be slow though as there is not much of a panfish population. There are some nice pike and bass. Otherwise for pannies go to like Como, Phalen etc. Good luck fishing.

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