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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Tim Ellis

Boat access by Carver, MN or Belle Plaine, MN?

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Could anyone help with directions to the best accessable boat landing near Carver, MN area? Is this section down to Belle Plaine navigatable with a 16'6" boat with 40 hp? Any help would be appreciated. I think there is some construction and would like to spend time fishing and not driving around.

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aanderud

Boy, the river looked pretty clogged up around the railroad bridge upstream from Carver landing 2 nights ago. I don't know about navigability, but from shore it looked pretty bad. Maybe if you had a riverpro...

I wasn't fishing because I don't know what the heck I'm doing, but I was scoping things out for that day when I decide to give cattin' a shot down there. Have to go pick up some heavy action equipment, a few bullheads, and a 6 pack and head on down there someday. It's walking distance from here.

Anyone been on the river through that stretch lately?

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Aces In The Hole

Fished on shore down by the creek in Carver a week ago and we caught a bunch of sheep head, 2 small channels, and a couple of nice 8 lbs. carps. My buddy had a nice fish on but when it jumped out of the water it snapped his line. We are not sure what kind of fish it was, but it broke the line right in the middle of one of those premade line and hook combos.( Not sure what they are called) Anyways, it jump all the way out of the water and it was all white in color. I've never seen one of those hook lines thing break right in the middle of them since they are made from like 20lbs. test. Anyone have any clue on what kind of fish this might of been?

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Fished on shore down by the creek in Carver a week ago and we caught a bunch of sheep head, 2 small channels, and a couple of nice 8 lbs. carps. My buddy had a nice fish on but when it jumped out of the water it snapped his line. We are not sure what kind of fish it was, but it broke the line right in the middle of one of those premade line and hook combos.( Not sure what they are called) Anyways, it jump all the way out of the water and it was all white in color. I've never seen one of those hook lines thing break right in the middle of them since they are made from like 20lbs. test. Anyone have any clue on what kind of fish this might of been?


Makes me think of a Sturgeon, but I don't think there are any of that kind or of that size to snap a line in the 'sota.

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hanson

White Bass? Mooneye? Sheepshead? They are all pretty white/silver.

It doesn't take much to snap 20lb line either, especially if it got nicked up or abraded.

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rushing

albino carp

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