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I live in the keewaydin 55417 area and the family craves fishing, a lot of the lakes around the area are a bit high pressured it seems as we've been out as far as Lake Elmo, Clear Lake, Vadnais and Lake Peltier but to no avail ( 2-3 hours of fishing with only 1 catch on some days ) on sport fishes. Is there a creek/river/backwater that's accessable for shoreline fishing that's got good fights? I'm down for kayaking too since we have a Jackson Tuna and a F&S Shadowcaster but we don't have an anchor so river kayaking is a no go ( I'm a fairly large lazy dude ) for me.

 

Our next target area would be Cannon River south 30 minutes of us.

 

Happy Fishes everyone

- Charlie

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Austin12345

Hey Charlie I am from the Northen Metro fishing around here for me is about two thing finding spots that your normal weekend warrior would not think to fish at or finding those so called ¨community holes¨ that are very pressured and using diffrent techniques and showing the fish diffrent stuff than they are used to seeing here are some of my favorite spots around here Centerville lake is doing good right now for bass and pike Bald Eagle is my main home lake the docks along the north side are great spots for summer froging flipping or any other technique you want to use a slip boober with a worm will catch plenty to along with some big pumpkinseed that are in there there are 3-4 places you can lanuch a kayak from you will see them if you drive down the road on the west side of the lake the reeds and grass on the north end are great to but a bit tricky to launch a kayak from if you want less pressured fishing try comfort lake by lindstom sqaure lake and big marine are great to finally a great spot for some kayak fishing is the St Croix if you can get someone to drop you off you can float down the river the whole day and get someone to pick you back up I am not a very avid kayak fisherman but you can message pepole like JB Master Angler who fishes the St Croix a good amount I am pretty sure Rick G and Eyeguy 54 are both Avid Kayak fisherman I am sure they would recommed some good spots for you as well 

Good Luck -Austin

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If I have where you are right then lake Nokomis is near you. There’s lots of good walleye and crappie in there. If not I might suggest Medicine lake. There’s a handful of shore areas to fish and some easy to access kayakable areas. Lots of northerns and panfish in that lake. Look for weed edges and either cast spoons, spinnerbaits, etc for pike or bobber and work for panfish. Also some bonus walleye in there from time to time. 

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Well_Read_Redneck

I'll second the suggestion for Nokomis.

 

A coworker was showing me pictures of some monster muskies he caught off the fishing pier.

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I'll second a river.  Doesn't necessarily have to be a big one like the St Croix either.  A smaller one where most boats/watercrafts can't get to can be fantastic.  Quite often, a river bite is going to be good on days when the lake bite is poor too.  Lake fishing will significantly slow down in the heat of summer and river fishing will not.  I have a bass boat and I use my jon boat more sometimes in July/August on small rivers for smallmouth because its just that much better.  And rarely do I see other anglers.  In fact, I am confident that the brown bass I target only see lures from me all season long.  A kayak, canoe, jon boat, or other small watercraft is ideal for these.  Just keep an eye on the water levels and don't go right after a torrential rain.

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Bit of a drive for you but the rum river central park is a nice spot where you can float for a few hours and still end up within a 5 min walk of your vehicle since the river twists and turns so much there 

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