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Metro Area Minnesota Fishing Reports & Ice Conditions

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tworiversman

 fishing has been good lately! 

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Tom7227

Boy this info is really timely and useful.

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Jiggin Jo

Anybody have any updates on mobility on south metro lakes with the snow?  

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Rick

How is the ice looking on Metro area lakes and Lake Minnetonka/Waconia?

 

Anyone out ice fishing?

 

I heard a few have been out catching panfish. Any truth to the rumors?

 

Be careful out there. Very careful.

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popriveter
56 minutes ago, Rick said:

How is the ice looking on Metro area lakes and Lake Minnetonka/Waconia?

 

Anyone out ice fishing?

 

I heard a few have been out catching panfish. Any truth to the rumors?

 

Be careful out there. Very careful.

I got out on Silver Lake in Columbia Heights yesterday. I found 4 inches of clear ice and a few other fishermen out on the lake at the same time. I got some sunnies, a crappie and 2 small bass. Most importantly, I got on and off the ice dry!

 

I wouldn't dream of going out on bigger lakes (like mtka, waconia) yet. Just from driving around, I can confirm that White Bear Lake, Island (Arden Hills), and Long Lake (New Brighton) all have open water still.

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Rick

Thank you @popriveter

 

Let's get a group going to share info.

 

We can pick from members who share information in this area and add them to a private forum where we can share even better information privately.

 

Anyone else got good info to share?

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iiccee63

Lol I am shocked anyone would fish that lake. Having grown up in New Brighton 68' to 81'... That lake glows in the dark with chemicals. At least it back in the day. Carp and bullheads were the norm. Cool ya caught anything!

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HoleHoppingGills

Me and buddy took these in 2 hours . Little lake west of the metro.  Threw away over 40 fish each.  Had a blast

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Dragon Fish ll

Time for some new ice reports around the Metro I know Battle Creek has been iced over well over a week I'm expecting to see people walking on it real soon every year I see if you guys go out long before I would go out

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CJH

Any new Ice Reports around the Metro?  I am supposed to be going out in the West Metro tomorrow with a friend, with the unsettled weather we have had, just wondering how the ice is doing.  Already had to cancel one outing a week or two ago.  Going to be cold Tuesday/Wed which should help.  

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Storm

Had 7-8 inches of ice where I was on the Minneapolis chain of lakes this weekend. Panfish were biting decent.

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On 1/6/2020 at 10:43 PM, Storm said:

Had 7-8 inches of ice where I was on the Minneapolis chain of lakes this weekend. Panfish were biting decent.

 

I was on a small W Metro lake last night and there was 7in of clear ice with 1in of slushy ice on top.  The lake was popping and making ice while we were out there.  Caught a bunch of crappies that weren't quite big enough to keep, definitely more negative with the cold front coming in, but fun regardless.

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Bohmer

Anyone know how the ice is out of Presscott Beach?  Thinking of sneaking out there tomorrow morning

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