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anyfishaldo

Pleasant Lake

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anyfishaldo

Any one know of a public access? Looked and the DNR site and did not see an access but there seemed to be a park somewhere on the south side.

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uwecsteeple

Do you mean Pleasant lake in North Oaks?

If so, that lake is closed for fishing along with adjacent Charlie lake. DNR uses it for a source of fish and St. Paul uses it for water.

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Jethro80

Can't fish that lake, well actually I heard you can but you will need to be air lifted in there(Not sure if it's a rumor or not). All private property. North Oaks doesn't appreciate fisherman/women trespassing. It would be great to get out there though, there's gotta be some monsters in there

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croix walleye 6

all lakes in north oaks are off limits to even residents they are all dnr rearing lakes. yes these lakes are all full of big fish smallies, crappies, walleyes, northrens,and sunfish. only place you can fish on these lakes is sucker creek. but i have never been there in the middle of the night years ago

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anyfishaldo

Shoot- happen to see it on my way home from bald eagle and was looking for something close to BP but i will have to keep lookin.since i can't fish it and North Oaks is closed to us working shleps, can I trade it for a round of golf on the country club!

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Jethro80
Shoot- happen to see it on my way home from bald eagle and was looking for something close to BP but i will have to keep lookin.since i can't fish it and North Oaks is closed to us working shleps, can I trade it for a round of golf on the country club!
LOL, I wish!

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honda4life

It would be kinda fun to sneak on in the middle of the night somehow when its really dark and fish an hour or two and see what ya get and sneak back off.

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Maximum12

I have a couple other lakes to add to the "sneak on" list too.

FM Black Ops...

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deadeye

LOL count me in. I got lots of camo and night vision. wink

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fishuhalik

I do have plenty of warm white clothes for 'yote hunting, it'd be impossible to see a guy out in the middle of the lake at night....

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Jethro80
I do have plenty of warm white clothes for 'yote hunting, it'd be impossible to see a guy out in the middle of the lake at night....
And a white shack? It's crossed my mind to go stealth.

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deadeye

Im sure that something could be rigged up quick with some white painters dropcloths. LOL

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fishuhalik

Anyone open for some fishing saturday night? .....

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CrappieFshr651

Bring a hand auger, cuz a power auger would be a little noticable.

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WyoChris

There are huge fish in there... I tried to ice fish it a few years ago by hiding under a bridge over a creek running out of it. After augering through the ice, I realized I was only in about 1 foot of water.... didn't have any luck obviously

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hondavxr

I will tell you guys that I snuck in and fished it when I was in high school. I fish by the mouth of creek that wyochris was talking about. I used only a daredevil spoon and I caught 20 inch smallies, trophy walleyes, white bass, muskies, northern, and even 14 crappies. But I wouldn't do it today, aint worth the jail time. Its a great lake, but is it worth jail time. smile

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cRaPpiEMaN8265

Im still a minor so I'll do it wink

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theiceman12

Im still a minor so I'll do it wink

Crappie man, you are in an ice fishing club at your school? thats awesome! I am also a minor and should start a club...

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Charries
Im still a minor so I'll do it ;)give us report when you get in.

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JBMasterAngler

I'll organize a fishing tournament to help raise bail money for you guys wink

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Jethro80

Does anyone know the penalties for the the midnight stealth run? If it were cheaper than a trip to canada it's maybe worth it

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erickol

I guess I do not know the specific penalty because this lake sounds like it might have its own little set of massive fine generating regs...... but, The one time I did have to deal with a trespassing ticket it was at least 500$ (remember the old cedar lake bridge over the MN river? Think twice before you climb on that one).I believe it's a misdomeaner (sp?) to boot. I fortunately was able to get them to drop that ticket, but it took a bit of work in court! Not sure that is worth some fish, but when someone tells you you can't fish there, it becomes real hard not to. Is the lake posted all over with signs? I'm wondering if you just wandered out onto the lake and pleaded stupidity if they caught you. If you go stealth but do happen to get caught..... well there is no arguing out of that and it might make it worse.

Sounds like a neat place to fish though! I think I would have a scheme if I lived in that neck of the woods.

At least wait for a heavy snow or near blizzard so the visability is poor from any distance away.

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CrappieFshr651

If someone were to make a midnight stealth run, do you plan on using a lantern? I think that'd be a little visible from shore.

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croix walleye 6

snuck in ther years ago also many of times fishing was great but tresspassing ticket and getting truck towed and impounded was pretty spendy. they can also take your license for awhile if they want to. not worth it

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Black_Bay

It isn't worth looking over your shoulder waiting for the cops to show up. And they will mind you. There's no one more paraniod than rich people. Especially when your in "their" neighborhood.

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    • delcecchi
      I don't confront people on the water about what they do.  Expressing an opinion in general is fine.  Getting up in people's face is different, as I hope you agree.
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    • Wanderer
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      I like the idea!!!👍