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Vadnais Lake

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Does anyone know why we cant put a foot in the water, a canoe, or ice fish on this lake? Yeah, I get the water supply thing, but St. Paul gets a ton of water from the Mississippi River too and I cant imagine a canoe doing any damage to the water supply. Doesnt make any sense at all unless they have huge intakes out there somewhere that fisherman could mess up.

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I have no idea why too but I kinda like the idea of having no boats in the water, more fishes and bigger fish. I haven't caught anything from that lake except for potato chip sunnies but heard lots of great stories.

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The water clearity of Vadnais stays pretty good through the whole year. In fact all the connecting chain of lakes in the area are designated off limits to boaters.

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I once heard Vadnais is where they get a lot of the fish for the State Fair DNR pond.

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I once heard Vadnais is where they get a lot of the fish for the State Fair DNR pond.


That is definitely not true. I use to work for the MN DNR Fish Hatchery close to downtown Saint Paul.. So I should know.

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Where do they get those fish then?

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they actually have their own hatchery pond. read on the papers when the dnr director was retiring and it mentioned it in there about 2-3 weeks ago.

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This was probably 10 years ago, but I biked down to hidden falls and talked to a DNR that had just brought his boat back to the launch...he had a tub full of carp, suckers, redhorse that he said was going to the pond at the fair. Maybe they've changed how they get their fish since then, or is that how they at least get the roughfish?

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About 90% of the fish at the state fair are obtained by electrofishing the Miss River.

Hey Supaman when did you work at the hatchery? I know those guys.

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