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King_Fisher

Tip ups for pike!! HELP

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King_Fisher

Hi guys, just wondering where a person can go for some tip up action. I am going to be taking my nephew out (10 years old) and he has never caught a northern bigger than a pound. Would only keep 1 or 2 for pickling, otherwise it's all CPR from there. I live in the west metro so anywhere on this side would be perfect.

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Maximum12

Hey King_Fisher, if you haven't already, check out the DNR Lakefinder. There are plenty of lakes in the west metro that will yield some pike action, especially if you're not choosy about size!

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iFishMN.us

I suggest Little Long Lake, near mound. Good numbers, some big. Its a long skinny lake with a big weed flat on both ends, extremely deep everywhere else. Fish either end of the lake right outside the weedline, maybe 1 tipup on the weeds. I would lean towards the side opposite of the launch. Also, a little north would be Lake Martha and Charlette, these also have big numbers in them and you should get a flag. Good Luck.

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JBMasterAngler

Being that your from Plymouth I would hit up the weedlines of medicine or minnetonka. There are plenty of pickling sized pike in medicine, while at minnetonka you might get a 10+ pounder.

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King_Fisher

Thanks guys. I have been on medicine twice now and not had any luck. Just a bunch of perch on my dead stick and no flags. I know it's not my presentation either because I have done fine in past years. Maybe I'll give Long a try.

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dashtek

Hey kingfisher - I was out on the Seaton Channel (off of shoreline dr) this last weekend and pulled up a 33 inch 9.4lb northern. I was out there two years ago and brough in 32", 34" and 28" northern. There are some decent fish in there. We only had one flag last weekend in 4 hours but the panfish kept us busy. Have to be there early in the morning though. Brendt-Northern.jpg

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King_Fisher

What lake is that on?

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dashtek

Part of Lake Minnetonka. On Shoreline Drive near the town of Spring Park. Just south of Harrison's Bay. Check out the DNR Lake finder.

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King_Fisher

Cool thanks, it would be great to have catch some panies while were waiting for the flag.

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SFBOY

WHO CARES ABOUT THE FISH, THATS A GREAT LOOKING SWEATSHIRT. A BIT CONFUSED ABOUT THE BRONCO HAT ON A GUY WEARING A BADGER HOODIE.

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tip_upclyma

Hey king Fisher.....you should also look into Maple Lake out by Buffalo. I have never ice fished it...but this summer we were out there for a bass league and I must have caught 20 nice Northerns in about a 6 hour span. All of them were 3-8 pounds. Just a thought....but I would bet a steak sandwich a flag would go up on a day fish at that lake.

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dashtek

Let me explain. I lost my normal winter hat, had to pull out the Bronco hat. (I am a Bronco fan). The sweatshirt gets worn every weekend that I fish. I put on a different one once this year and got shut out. Since then I have worn it and not gotten shut out. Why Wisconsin...Steve and Barry's for $7 that is why. Figured a little bit of fish guts would look good on it! grin.gif

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FRESHWATER PETIE

Ineed to get one of those sweatshirts!!

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