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DaveyG

Metro Lakes to fish at night

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Any suggestions for lakes to fish after dark? I know some lakes you can't be parked in the access parking lot after a certain time. And I want to stay out late fishing either tonight or tomorrow night.

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Minnetonka, can actually be peacefull at night.

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Thanks. I was thinking that there might be an after dark access for Tonka. Is there any particular access I should use?

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I am not real sure, but I think most of not all allow overnight parking. Maybe some in parks may close. I dont go out on this lake so maybe someone who does can let you know. I am pretty sure the launch on shorline drive (CR15)is open 24hrs. Its just past culvers/holiday a little ways when your coming from the east on your left.

Good Luck.

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Actually, I think most don't allow parking after 10 pm. I usually launch at mound or halsteads when I want to fish past 10 and just park on the streets instead of the designated trailer parking areas.

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Davey, White Bear is peacefull after dark and as we approach fall the walleye bite will turn on.

e-mail me at ccvikings84@comcast.net and I will share a couple of little lakes that you have a good chance at eyes I just did not want to advertise to the masses.

They are tiny lakes but tons of eyes

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Mr.Pike1,

Do you mind sharing any tips with me. I have been trying to catch metro walleyes for 2 years now and can count all of the fish I have caught on both my hands. I mainly fish tonka but would like to try some other lakes. With the price of gas I cant afford to travel out of the metro. Thanks

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huntingislife, I certainly can

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For fall walleyes think #12 or #14 Husky jerks or other similiar minnow baits long line trolled on or over weed edges. I usually target 7 to 10ft depths with a steep break nearby. Not a numbers game like the big pond but you will score some big eyes. I average about a dozen over 8lbs every fall doing this. Troll speed is about 1.5 to 2mph. I prefer #10 braid with line out around 90 to 130ft. Depth counter reels are a good idea. Use 8ft trolling rods soft tip. I also use a #10 leader made out of Tyger wire to avoid pike bite offs. Start at sunset.

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Hello Mr Pike,

I too have been all over the cities looking for a decent walleye lake with no luck. With gas prices the way they are, I can no longer travel to Mille Lacs or points north every weekend. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Mark

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I don't remember exactly how to get there, but there is at least one park open all night where we'd go for ice-fishing outside of Mound, on tonka. We've left our cars there late into the evening during the winter.

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