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Smallie Habitat?

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I think I ask this question every year or so. Has anyone located smallmouth bass action in the surrounding Mankato Area? Some time ago I had read that there may be smallies below the Rapidan Dam. Has anyone verified these stories?

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I used to fish Rapidan spring and fall quite often. Out of the 100 or so trips there I caught 2 smallies.

There may be a few around, but not enough to shoot for. There are a few in the Cannon river system (Lake Tetonka), but again - not enough to try to pattern.

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if you wan't to target smallies in a small stream the straight from faribault to owatonna is loaded was just there yesterday fishing for white bass and landed four in about a half hour biggest was about 15" but had one jump 3 times that i lost that was in the 18" range funny part is that i grew up on the banks of this river and fished it freqently, till i was about 20 years old and until about 2-3 years ago they where non exsistant

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Thanks for the update guys. Good Luck to you this season.

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