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Jesse D

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Jesse D

I live in Fridley Minnesota. I'm looking for a decent Lake to take my five-year-old fishing on tomorrow. Any recommendations would be great. Thank you

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Mike89

good luck and welcome!!!

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going4it

Coon lake up 65 and off 22. Also Lake George. Both pretty good panfish populations to keep busy. 

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Wanderer
2 hours ago, going4it said:

Coon lake up 65 and off 22. Also Lake George. Both pretty good panfish populations to keep busy. 

Probably two of the safest bets in the area.

I haven’t fished Crooked off Bunker for several years but it always seemed to have plenty of fish.

Have you ever been on the Moore lakes near 65 and 694?  Sometimes they get a lot of attention, and I’d have to think for good reason.  

Twin Lakes in Robbinsdale used to be a favorite stop for us when we were young.  Did good on pannies and surprisingly well on pike.

If you don’t mind traveling further west, Medicine is a pretty good lake.  Lots of memories fishing the crappie hole in front of the beach on the southwest side.

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    • Mike89
      that's the general area where I grew up....  caught many fish there and some dang big cats!!!!!  notherns too!!!
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