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Have 2 young daughter panfish spot?

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Just registered and this is my first post. I have an two daughters ages 6 and 8 who love to fish for panfish and I want to take them out this Saturday 4/24. Any suggestions on a good metro place to go? We have a 14-foot Lund and fish size is not as important as some action to keep the girls interested. I grew up in Bemidji and struggle with finding places to take the girls down here. I'm in Andover, but driving an hour is not a problem. Would Waconai be a good place to start? My girls thank you in advance for you help !

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wmn luv me walleye fearme

Hey if your looking for a lot of sunnies and not concerned about any keepers, try sara (the one near independence) There are a couple boat channels (no wake) that usually will have a ton of sunfish in them. No size to speak of, but a flu flu and a waxie on a bobber should provide some entertainment. I went there last year with my wife and out of about 50 sunnies maybe 2 I would have kept
so its not a good place if you want a meal.

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CrappieMagnet

You could also try Minnetonka.Panfish action can be fast and furious at times.

On a closer note..by you there is Coon Lake and Linwood Lake.All have decent panfish populations.Good Luck and good fishin!

Oh and welcome to fishingminnesota.com!

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Mr Special

Tonka will be a zoo this saturday due to the Crappie contest. If you're looking for less traffic Medicine is kicking out tons of sunnies and some crappies too.
Fish the back channels leading to French park , just a white fluflu and waxie under a float about 1.5'will do the trick.

Good luck

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slick814

Since you're in Andover, might I suggest Coon Lake in East Bethel/Ham Lake area? IT's a lot closer to home than the other lakes suggested, so you 're not investing 1/2 a tank of gas to get there, and the fishing is easy.
This time of year, there should be a lot of smaller sunnies on the eastern part of the channel, and there are always Crappies biting, you just need to find 'em. Of course, that isn't too terribly difficult as the lake is small enough to do so in a relatively short amount of time.
Linwood can also be productive for panfish, but I haven't been on it since Ice-out.

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fishface5

Coon or any number of the lakes in the Chisago area are full of panfish. You may even get some keepers up around Chisago. Rush up by Cambridge/Rush City is usualy pretty good too.

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Matt Johnson

You could always try Crooked Lake, its full of panfish and the action should keep the girls busy. Right in your neck of the woods.

The Chisago area lakes are full of panfish too, and they are a little bigger then Crooked Lake panfish, but the drive is a little bit longer.

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

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