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hunter1down

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hunter1down

I am looking to take my son out on saturday to either Waconia or grren lake(Lesuer) or Clear lake (Lexington) and I only have a hand auger so there will not be many holes drilled. Just wandering which would be my best option and is it possible to get somewhat around in my car on any of these lakes. Thks for any info. I live in BP so these are probably the closest lakes to get to!

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harvey lee

For panfish numbers, I might head to Waconia. Typically one can get into some good pannie action out from the baitshop in the bay. There is a road that is plowed right by the area and one should see plenty of houses there. One can also pick up a northern or two there also with a sucker minnow.

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Scott K

If you are stuck with those lakes, I would also go to Waseca. But if you want to try a different lake fairly close there are some better options!

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hunter1down

Belle Plaine is kind of in the middle of no where when it comes to lakes but which other lakes could be considered?

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Scott K

By the way hunter1down, welcome to Fishing MN!

Email me and I will give you a few more close options!

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Big Buck Buster

Washington (south), Jefferson lakes come to mind in Lesueur county.

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hunter1down

How are these lakes for driving on with a car or would it be best in a truck(f350)?

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Sandmannd

Welcome to FM!! I've fished Clear in Waseca a few times in the summer but never in the winter. If you are up for a little drive I'm taking my two daughters out to Pelican in Albertville on Saturday. Might have a couple of more guys coming as well. I'd be more than happy to cut the holes for ya and there's good panfish there. If you're interested, give me your email address and I'll get a hold of you.

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hunter1down

I am not looking for any hot lakes-just been stuck on a few lakes the last couple years and need to move on. I am trying to find out about driving on some of these lakes without falling through. I have fished Tetonka alot in the summer but never in the winter and have never been on Jefferson or Madison or Waconia. I also would like to go to a lake where there is a bait store on the way since the one I go by every morning and every night in Shakopee is never open.

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BigGrassBass

Go hit Waconia. The marina in town has all the things you need and they do a great job of plowing roads and letting you know where the bite is.

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Sifty

With the temps being what they are saying a guy should be able to do some hole hopping.

There has been a bite in the first bay on Waconia. They are small but stick with it you will pick up a few good ones.

Sifty

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Dave S

If you went to Washington, you can get most anywhere on the lake in a car. You could drive from one access to another in a car if you wanted.

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hunter1down

thks for all the help-plenty of places in my mind to go now!

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hunter1down

I thought I heard the marina had close off the access there???? Walked out from there last year-do they charge $5-$10 to drive out?

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Big Dave2

I thought I heard the marina had close off the access there???? Walked out from there last year-do they charge $5-$10 to drive out?

If you are talking about Waconia, it is only $2

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Franchise

My dad and I hit Washington last weekend and did well on crappies.

The ice is good with anything your driving as well.

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hunter1down

thanks for all the ideas on here and I have the lake planned for tomorrow and thks to some good people on here I was able to find an auger on short notice-5yrs old or so but runs and cuts great at least when I tried it out! Won't say what lake but I will report back on how it was.

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hunter1down

Terrible fishing today-we managed 10 perch that could all fit in one hand at once. Fished from 1 till 7! 16 fow! Might not try that lake again for awhile

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