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fisheater

Looking for best bet for south metro northerns. doesn't have to be wall hangers but better than standard hammer handles. any one have any ideas?

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IceJunkie

Carls has some decent sized pike in it if you dont mind putting up with the zoo that comes along with fishing that lake.

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fisheater

thanks, I've been out there before but struggled with the zoo on weekends, always seems like there's 2 or 3 that think they "own the lake". maybe during week but hopefully I'll be working.

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Joe28

Lake Ann.

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fisheater

Not sure where that one's at. will dnr map it. thanks

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JBMasterAngler

It's in chanhassen, off of hwy 5.

Is that lake still electric motors only? If so, are you allowed to drive vehicles on the ice?

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Smails

fisheater,

Have you tried Marion? I've been there a couple times this year and always see pike on my aqua vu. I caught one and it was ~ 16". Not a monster but fun to catch on light gear.

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fisheater

thanks for the good info. according to dnr maps it is a electric only. not sure how it affects drive ons, but since i haven't been on it I'll see what others are doing.

Been on Marion frequently. Occasionally a hammerhandle through a hole but have caught bigger on the soft water.

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fishnowworknever

thanks for the good info. according to dnr maps it is a electric only. not sure how it affects drive ons, but since i haven't been on it I'll see what others are doing.

Been on Marion frequently. Occasionally a hammerhandle through a hole but have caught bigger on the soft water.

Yes you can drive onto Lake Ann. Have done it many years now.

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Maximum12

Really, you can drive on Ann? Not doubting you, but I know that in many cities (Eagan, Mpls, St. Paul) if they're non-motorized in the summer, you aren't allowed to drive on them either.

I'd check with the city and/or DNR. Saw someone get a ticket for it in the south metro last year.

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fishnowworknever

We have been out there talking with the dnr on the ice with our trucks parked next to our portables. They never said a word about that.

Good idea to double check with the city though. We may have just gotten lucky wink

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Maximum12

Certainly possibly the city has different rules. I've been out there a couple times in the winter & my buddy said we needed to walk, but now that I think of it there were a truck or two out there then, too.

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