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wall-i-king

Fishing in East Metro

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wall-i-king

Hey guys
I live in the east metro and haven't been out in a little while. I was just wondering if any of you had an idea about where to pick up some crappies. I keep looking outside and it is just too nice not to be fishing. I often fish Jane and find some crappies in there and was jsut wondering if they were going yet, or if they did already if they are still in there. Any info would be greatly appreciated thanks.

keep fishin'
wall-i-king

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Matt Johnson

DeMontreville and Olson hold crappies too, they are right next to Jane. Or else you could head up to Green Lake or Chisago Lake, both are giving up some nice crappie action right now. You could try Turtle Lake too.

Let me know if there is a certain area you are looking for.

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

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mpester

Turtle Lake has no big crappies in it!!!

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Jaypo

I just moved from the North Metro to Woodbury and am finding I would rather not travel up to my old haunts to fish if I could find some comparable quality fishing lakes closer to home. I have typically fished in the Chisago and Lindstrom area as well as Coon and Big Marine and was wondering from those of you who fish more of the east metro lakes, which are your favorite fishing lakes and why?

All replies appreciated!

Jaypo

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gundy89

I do alot of bass fishing in the summer on Jane and Demontriville. I also love White Bear when the crowds aren't around. Wish I could tell you the "honey hole" but I haven't found it yet.

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dwag70

Try fishing White Bear. Ihave done well across from the VFW where the bull rushes are
runs about 6-8 ft normally but with the water low i don't know.. Just a bit of advise if you are going this weekend there is a run/walk 10k going on and it all starts at the ramsey beach.... That's where i launch from.... My wife is in it and it starts a 7:30 and should be done by noon

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Jaypo

Gundy and Dwag -

Thanks for your replies! I have intended to fish WBL and will take your advise and give it a try soon.

Any action on Big Carnelian?

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