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Waconia/minnetonka where to start shore fishing


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I dont get out much as you can tell and would like to know where to start? any fishing piers in lake waconia or lake minnetonka? I drove a bit around lake minnetonka (got lost) thats the only reason i found lake minnetonka anyone have any starter points. I want to do some shore fishing im not looking for monster fish, honey holes or anything like that I just want to sit out there and enjoy a day of fishing. Any other local lakes with good shore fishing around the eden prairie area would be appreciated. I want to target walleye since i have never caught one.

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okay guys i drove around and found a place I dont have much to share but I hope it will help any other lost soul out there like me.

drove from eden prairie 494N to 7w to 19 take a right and right before a bridge you turn left and go under the bridge. the boats use this channel to go from one bay to the other. I dont know what this place is called and im going to go fishing tomorrow so any pointers would be great. I want to catch my first walleye. Any info if you have fished here would be greatly appreciated.

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I've never fished there...but I'm always looking for a good spot...maybe I'll check it out 2mar morning...

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it is very nice there has some built in rod holders, very clean, spacious, and cement benches. the only bad thing is you would probably have to reel in your line everytime a boat passes by but its cool. I wish you could light up the grill but it says no open flames on there. I will be driving a White yukon in case you stop by. I will report back tommorrow with any info i can share with people. Im breaking out my bobbers with a brain once again after 4 years of being stored away.

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Hey Uspenamc,

Shoot me an email and I will disclose some spots on Minnetonka, Waconia and some other small lakes and rivers to you.

[email protected]

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You found an area I fish a few times a year. You can catch just about anything in that area, but don't expect to fill your bucket at the same time. It's a great place to sit back, soak a leach or a sucker on a bottom rig, and catch a few pike/bass/eyes.

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I found this area to be really nice i was there for about 3 hours and caught 3 bass. 1 was about 12 inches the other 2 about half that. I used a smart bobber with the hook around 1 foot from the bottom. The only bad thing was i had to keep pulling out the line every minute or so to let the jet ski/boaters navigate the channel. I am not complaining at all we got out there and enjoyed it greatly. I had my daughter with me 11 months so i cant say i fished 3 hours un interrupted but all in all a great outing. If nothing else to talk to a few people and wet a line what more can you ask for. anyone know where one can rent a fishing boat in the area?

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Mases In towne marina rents them on Lake waconia. For Minnetonka just google boat rental lake minnetonka.

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USPENAMC....there is a thread on here where there are people kind enough to let you fill the open spots in their boats...that is if you feel comfortable enough to go out with someone you don't know...sorry...I tried looking for the thread myself but can't seem to find it...maybe ask someone who is a little more experienced on the site..

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BTW...if you want to drive a little ways...my grandpa used to have a house in Waverly (on the Big Lake)....I went out there last night with my buddy and his girlfriend....we just fished the point in the park and hammered the crappies.....none of them were really worth keeping (less than 10 inches all of them) but we had a blast pulling in the little ones...we probably caught at least 20 fish between the 3 of us....just a little tip if you want to know another spot, although it is a ways to drive

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hey...3 in a row...not bad....but I actually found that link..http://www.fishingminnesota.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/782057/Open_seats_fishing_partners_By#Post782057 that should get u there...if I did it wrong just go to Forums--->Metro Area Lakes & Rivers---->Then the first posting should be open seats

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thanks to all of you for your informative responses. I wasnt out thursday or today but i want to do some night fishing one of these nights i just want to make sure its legal to be in some of these spots it would be a bummer to get a ticket

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there will be a sign if it's a city/county park saying you can only be there til 10....usually if your not disobeying the law and just fishing they wont really care...reminds me of a funny story...down east of kato I was fishin on madison lake in the county park when some people shot of some M-80's... couple of counties showed up and asked us if we had heard gun shots...we were drinking and they had to have smelled the alcohol on our breaths but they just took off when we played it cool with them (I know we probably shouldn't have drove that night)....anyway...I'm just trying to solidify the point that if your just fishing the authorities generally don't care...

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USPENAMC....there is a thread on here where there are people kind enough to let you fill the open spots in their boats...that is if you feel comfortable enough to go out with someone you don't know...sorry...I tried looking for the thread myself but can't seem to find it...maybe ask someone who is a little more experienced on the site..

Here's the thread Metro Open Seats I'm one that takes people out all the time. One I don't like to fish by myself all the time and two I've met some great folks on here. This year I do ask that they help with gas/bait. Just cause it's double from last year. It's another reason I help people out. Cheaper for boat and it's a lot more fun with people.

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    • Wanderer
      You could do Isanti to St. Francis also.  About mid way is Anderson Park that has a small sandy access.  Anderson Park to St. Francis had fewer but some bigger fish while Isanti to Anderson Park had better numbers and not as many big fish.   All upstream from Isanti to the access on Hwy 95 can be hit or miss but if you hit it, it can be good.   Up to 16’s is fairly common bit there are enough 16-20’s to not be shocked if you get one or more.   I’d never admit to this while I lived there. 😉
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      Little more narrow up there, if I were to do it, I'd float St Francis to Andover. Shallow yes but it's a good stretch to fish
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    • JBMasterAngler
      Water is really low. It’s definitely doable, but there will be a lot of spots you’ll have to get out and pull. Fallen trees in low water might be your biggest obstacle. Should be plenty of smallies to catch. They’ll be concentrated in any deep pools you come across.
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