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south_metro_fish

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south_metro_fish

I have been researching catching cats through the ice a little and it looks and sound sounds fun i was wondering if any one knew of any good ponds or lakes in the south metro around Prior Lake Lakeville area that have cats.

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catfreak

I don't know much about the south metro, but I can definitely say that icing cats is fun. Especially if you are using light gear.

I would say just search for lakes in the area that have cats and find the holes. Once you find the holes work the slope into the hole, not the hole itself as much, and just search till you find fish. Have fun and good luck.

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south_metro_fish

I understand using light or heavy gear depending on the size you are going to be catching but i have been searching for a wile and no one has really talked about what kind of rig you should use when fishing cats trough the ice. Do you want to use strait or treble hooks and do you tie a leader with a small barrel sinker or is it better to just use a ice fishing jig with some color. If you do tie a leader how long should you make it. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have found one pond in the area that is suppose to have them in it but i cant find any kind of pond or lake map for it. I spent 3 hours the other day going up and down the pond drilling holes with my hand auger and the deepest I could find was 9.5 feet and i guess the deepest part is around 11 but I could not find it. Any suggestions on what i should do to catch some cats on this pond i tried using dead minnows at the 9.5 with no luck.

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catchnothing

s m f, use light gear just like panfishing, spoons are great if there aggressive.

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Quetico

SMF- I think I know the pond your hitting. Don't mention the name of it on here as its a tiny hole I'm told is full of cats. I'm hoping to head out there sometime this week. Maybe we could meet up out there and search around. Use my gas auger. Hit me up at [email protected]

A lot of the people I've been fishing with don't want to try for cats.

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DTro

SMF- I think I know the pond your hitting. Don't mention the name of it on here as its a tiny hole I'm told is full of cats. I'm hoping to head out there sometime this week. Maybe we could meet up out there and search around. Use my gas auger. Hit me up at [email protected]

A lot of the people I've been fishing with don't want to try for cats.

Yes, I've been to that pond and there are Cats there, but I think there are better options. Some are smack dab in the heart of the city wink

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Quetico

Dtro email me your better options if your willing. It'd be greatly appreciated. I am completely against posting exact names of small lakes on here so you know I wont post any.

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