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msalvini

Shore Fishing near Eagan

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msalvini

I am comming to Minnesota from North Carolina and will be staying in Eagan. I would like to get out and fish and would like to know where some good shore fishing is. Looking to catch Bass and Pike. Any ideas will be appreaciated. Thaks

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fisherman-andy

Fishing some lakes in the Dakota County can be tough. There is heavy weed growth making it very hard. Especially in Eagan. Couple places to try would be Fish, Blawkhawk, North or just find a nearby lake or pond in town and give it a try. You can also head down just a tad bit further south and find Marion & Orchard, Crystal.

Good luck and happy fishing...

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msalvini

Thanks for the info. I found BlackHawk on the DNR page but I had not seen any posts about it here. It is just a mile form the Hotel where I am staying. I will probably head there on Monday.

Thanks again

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12345

you shold go to schwanz lake there are bass all around the lake and very few weeds! and they bite on anything!

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I've seen you mention Schwanz Lake a few times this year, 12345. I'm moving to Eagan in July and I'm pretty interested. The DNR has little info on this lake. And the Google satellite maps show a small body of water with, what it looks like anyhow, little shore structure. I'm curious, is Schwanz bass population quality or quantity? I love fishing small lakes, but I prefer to get a few good sized fish rather than a lot of little ones. I know people here are tight lipped about their sweet spots, but since you've mentioned it already, I'm wondering what size LM you're pulling out of there? Thanks

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I've seen you mention Schwanz Lake a few times this year, 12345. I'm moving to Eagan in July and I'm pretty interested. The DNR has little info on this lake. And the Google satellite maps show a small body of water with, what it looks like anyhow, little shore structure. I'm curious, is Schwanz bass population quality or quantity? I love fishing small lakes, but I prefer to get a few good sized fish rather than a lot of little ones. I know people here are tight lipped about their sweet spots, but since you've mentioned it already, I'm wondering what size LM you're pulling out of there? Thanks


Schwanz is a little lake that receives a fair amount of fishing pressure. There is alot of small LM bass and panfish. There are still some larger ones but the lake was sprayed for weed/algae blooms or reclaimed a few years back.

I've seen people keeping stringers of large bass limits over the years. I don't know why but big bass like that don't taste so good in my opinion. I guess it taste preference. It's highly recommended to C&R in such small lake as they can't handle alot of fishing pressure.

Schwanz still has a few decent bass but nothing to brag about. It was restocked with LM bass fingerlings about 2-3yrs ago to replenish the population.

It's kinda hard to fish in the Eagan area right now as weed & algae blooms are thick and the water levels are low.

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It's kinda hard to fish in the Eagan area right now as weed & algae blooms are thick and the water levels are low.


You can say that again. I think I'm about done shore-fishing until August when the crud start to clear off the shorelines. I was out in the canoe this weekend on a small body of water & didn't really even want to touch my wet paddle. Nasty.

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