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rundrave

No Boat, Need Shore Fishing Tips for Metro Area

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rundrave

Hey folks,

I am one of the unfortunate who love to fish but have no boat. So I stick to shore fishing. I am located in the South West Metro and have been out on Lake Ann in Chanhassen about 5 times. Have had lots of luck with Crappie, a few Nice bass, and 2 or 3 small northern.
Any tips or recomendations on places to fish from shore would be great. I am open for anything, just up for catching some fish.

Thanx for all your Help!
Dustin

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Works2Fish

Check out Courthouse Pond for trout, it is down your direction. Of course, all the Minneapolis City lakes are relatively accessible.

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Fisher Dave

Stieger Lake can be good from the dock.. just be sure to release all gamefish(catch and release).. you can keep panfish there.

Small sucker minnows on bottom rigs generally produces a fun trip.

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Cyberfish

Sybil Smith has put together two excellent maps for shorefishing the east and west metro, with all the best spots and directions to get there and what to fish for and tips, and... great fish drawings by Mike Thompson! grin.gif
Should be in stores soon!

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EBass

Hidden Falls or Minnehaha park AKA Pool 2! Miles and miles of shoreline to fish. If interested I can post the directions or you can check out a map. It's great to shore fish there since it's open to the public, has nice game fish and rough fish, and easy walking along the shore.

I know the sheepies are always willing to bite smile.gif

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Trailblazin

Steiger Lake, Hyland and Bush in Bloomington, tons of spots around Minnetonka.....The only thing I do not like about Steiger is that the dock crowds up Very fast....

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SCCO9803

Can or do people fish north of Ford Dam? I'm talking about the park area at the west end of Summit Ave.

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Longline

How do you get access to the maps/tips/directions to the lakes/ponds up there.

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Works2Fish

I have fished under the railroad bridge, north of the Summit Avenue park you refer to. I have not caught a lot of fish, but I have landed a walleye, some smallmouth, and a few white bass.

I hear from my neighbor that other areas north of the dam are good for shore fishing, so I imagine that the Summit park site is good as well. I may even try that tomorrow night.

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