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The amount of Garbage on the lakes & rivers

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At one of my fishing holes GunClub lake i've noticed that there has been an increasingly amount of garbage. From plastic bags, fishing lines, beer cans, diapers, all sorts of stuff littered all over the ground. It has become increasingly filthy and I have fished the area less often cause of it.

I have also noticed illegal angling activity for Pike & Bass and some of these people probably don't even have a fishing license let alone a fishing pole!

I am usually polite but last time I was out there I let them shady people have it. I told them no catching illegal fish and pick their garbage or i'll call the CO & police. All I got was an evil stare & mumblings as they continue to ignore me. None of these people spoke fluent english but they sure know well what I said. I watch them pick up their garbage and put it on a garbage bag only to leave it on the pathway. But it's not just them. I see others down there do it too and they speak perfect english as far as I can hear.

When I left I found & dragged the garbage bag back with me for like 3/4 mile back up the pathway to the parking area to dispose of it properly. mad.gif

But it just not that, I see this increasingly at every lake & pond I go to now. These people are just too lazy to pickup after themselves.

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Hey Andy--

My grandparents used to live in the small town of Mendota just to the north of Gun Club. I used to run and ride my bike on the trail that runs along the eastern side of the lake. I've always known that you can access the lake from that trail, but is there a quicker way than taking that trail all the back? (The fishing from the culvert into the MN is always good this time of year!)

Have you ever used a boat to access this lake? I have heard stories from years ago about the beasts that lurk in these waters...

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WE ARE ORGANIZING A CLEAN UP DAY IN THE SWAMP AREA EAST LAKE JOSEPHINE IN MAY TO FIX WHAT PIGS LIKE TO MESS UP. ANYWAY, I TALKED TO RAMSEY COUNTY TO SET THIS THING UP. THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR TOLD ME THEY JUST CLEANED UP BATTLE CREEK PARK A FEW WEEKS AGO. THE SAD PART IS THEY HAVE TO CLEAN THAT PARK EVERY SPRING. THEY YANKED OVER 2 TONS LAST YEAR AND THEY HAD TO CLEAN UP 2.8 TONS OF CRAP THIS YEAR. DISTURBING TREND.

I KNOW THAT THE TEENY BOPPERS AND OTHER PIGS AT THE LAKE JOSEPHINE PARK/BEACH SEEM TO FIND A 20 YARD WALK TO THE GARBAGE CANS TOO FAR TO GET RID OF THEIR DQ WRAPPERS AND CUPS.

I ALWAYS SEE A COUPLE OF SENIOR FOLKS DOWN THERE CLEANING IT UP IN THE MORNINGS. WHOEVER YOU ARE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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Hey Andy--

My grandparents used to live in the small town of Mendota just to the north of Gun Club. I used to run and ride my bike on the trail that runs along the eastern side of the lake. I've always known that you can access the lake from that trail, but is there a quicker way than taking that trail all the back? (The fishing from the culvert into the MN is always good this time of year!)

Have you ever used a boat to access this lake? I have heard stories from years ago about the beasts that lurk in these waters...


I don't think it's possible to access it by boat. But you can however carry a canoe down if you have good endurance and is strong enough. The whole area is a wildlife refuge.

There's lotsa pannies. Still an occassional nice bass to be caught in the summer. But flooding over the years have allowed alot of rough fish to enter Gun Club. It can be a nice place to catch Carp and Sheepheads in the hot weathered months. You can catch small to medium size Pike here and there. Used to be some pretty big Pike down there but not anymore. The only beast left are the people who spoil the area with their trash, beer cans & junk.

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Ive never caught any rough fish in that lake? where would they come from the highway? There no river around? i think you mean another gun club lake

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Ive never caught any rough fish in that lake? where would they come from the highway? There no river around? i think you mean another gun club lake


Ha ha.. I know where you get your slabs now. I know every pond & lake near there and their secrets. I fish the west, north, south, east metro areas frequently. I work full time but still put at least 20 hours minimum fishing a week. Im a fishing fanatic!!! grin.gif

SMS - we are talking about a different one.

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My secret hole is along way away from gunclublake, thats just a kids fishind pond man? u fanatic you

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My secret hole is along way away from gunclublake, thats just a kids fishind pond man? u fanatic you


grin.gif Gun Club is no kids fishing pond. The one your talking about however is. Anyhow i'll be Slab festing this weekend in NW Minnesota.

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is there 2 gunclub lakes?

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Yes, there is two Gun Club's. There is one in IGH. The other one is in Eagan, on the Minnesota river backwaters.

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