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HELP WITH SOME LOCAL LAKES....

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bassfisher    0
bassfisher

i had to sell my 18.5 nitro, now im in a 9ft inflatable...lol. anyhow, just lookin for small lakes that produce decent fish. gotta feel safe in this thing! any suggestions would be great. i love this place!!!!!!!

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bassfisher, don't know what part of the metro you're in, but if I were you I'd start with the DNR Lake Finder. Use the Recreation Compass & start looking for smaller lakes close to your house/work.

If you can drag the inflatable into places that don't have boat ramps/don't allow gas motors, even beter, your options just went up by a hundred ponds & lakes with bass in them that don't get fished too hard. Some of the best places to fish in the metro IMHO. Good luck!

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I agree. Look for some lakes that don't have public boat ramps, but a park or other public area where you can get carry in. There are some small lakes in the area that have fish but don't get a lot of pressure due to the fact that people can't get on them or there aren't good shorefishing opportunities.

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thanks fellow anglers... i will check into this. happy hook sets to all wink.gif

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I agree. Look for some lakes that don't have public boat ramps, but a park or other public area where you can get carry in. There are some small lakes in the area that have fish but don't get a lot of pressure due to the fact that people can't get on them or there aren't good shorefishing opportunities.


i dont live to far from you...

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notrailer    0
notrailer

Bassfisher,

By any chance were you fishing in the Arden Hills area this weekend?

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Bassfisher,

By any chance were you fishing in the Arden Hills area this weekend?


not me my friend. just picked up this lil puddle jumper and havent used it yet.

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Ok. I saw a little rubber raft in Valentine this past weekend. Maybe give that lake a shot.

Wabasso might be a good lake to try also.

Good luck!

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made it out tonight and...OH MY GOD! i seen the largest bass i have ever seen come from a minnesota lake. im not a bs'er either. i grew up with my father fishing tourneys, matter a fact, he was the president of the chisago bass masters late 70's early 80's. anyways, got the small raft out on a small body of water spilt in half by a highway. about 7:30 tonight my bro=in=law sets the hook on this big ol'bucket mouth and outta the water it comes. splash,back down it goes. right in front of the raft it jumps again. both our eyes as big as dinner plates, this fish spits the hook...grrrrr i was close enough to see every latteral line on this fish....no shoot, it was 22inches at least. big and fat! i have 2 mounted on the wall from another state and this was most definetly a wall mounter. i say, untill another day big ol'bass.

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You'll get him next time! Now I'm curious about the lake.

I have my suspisions as to which one. What kind of raft do you have?

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bassfisher

its a lil yellow and blue challenger 400. cool.gifcool.gif

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notrailer    0
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That's quite the vessel! wink.gif My beat up canoe is on par.

Will you be out this weekend? I might have to keep an eye out for you.

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bassfisher

not sure yet buddy. im on vacation all next week... we should hook up and rip some lips sometime. i would rather fish out of a canoe though. little more stable.

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notrailer    0
notrailer

Just got back from fishing. Several pike. Where are you located?

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bassfisher

252 and 610 area...brooklyn park.

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I would head to Calhoun with an electric motor. Lots of big bass in there.

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you should email me at bassfisher1974@yahoo.com

we could swap numbers than and try to get together. do you have an electric trolling motor?

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