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Northern Pike

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I am looking for a lake close to St Cloud that I could catch some big northern pike in. I woud like a smaller lake so that I could find the spots easier. Anybody have any ideas I have never caught a big northern before and would like to.

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Its darn tough to consistantly catch large northern pike anywhere in MN but Mink and Somers Lakes north of the town of Maple Lake definitely have above average pike. The two lakes are connected and have a special reg that protects pike between 24"-36" but does allow harvest of one pike over 36". The access is located on the west side of Mink Lake off of Wright Co Road 7. The lakes also have special regulations for largemouth bass, walleye, crappie and bluegill. Right now the fishing is little tougher because of the curled pondweed growing throughout Mink lake but pike 30-36" can still be caught with even the ocassional walleye thrown in.

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Is Ramsey lake still good for walleye? I used to fish it years ago and had good sucess.

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