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Lake Hanska

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Did anyone fish this lake last year? Any luck? I just looked at the DNR website to see if it had any structure, but there was not a map? does the lake have any structure, I am assuming not, but don't want to assume anything.

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Lots and Lots of structure, its a really fun and challenging lake to fish, but if your driving down from Minnapolis I'd go someplace else, to a newbie the lake can be kind of intimidating, its about 8 miles long, narrow and full of dredge channels.

The structure is plentiful but it is also very small for the most part, most things aren't worth fishing more than 5 or 10 mineuts. Look shallow first if you go.

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We are staying at the Park there, so I am going to give it a shot. Thanks for the information. Is there any part of the lake you would target?

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Will you have a boat?

If so then any place in the main basin and around the point can be good, also the next cattail point up from the park.

If you don't have a boat, the channel around the park is littered with rocks and walleyes, jigs or rapala's.

shoot me an email if you want one more spot, nick_domeier77@hotmail.com

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i live about ten miles from the west end of hanska. i tried fishing godhal point tonight and didnt get anything. where exactly in the park do you fish? any certain times that are better? i dont have a boat and want to catch some walleyes.

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Right in front of the channel mouth, casting cranks over the rocks.

Otherwise head down to the ditch, not all the walleyes were fished out.

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