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Moved to area last winter and don’t know much about any lakes in the metro. Panfish is by far the most fun for myself and would like to get into walleyes. Would really appreciate some suggestions on where to go within the metro and try out this upcoming ice fishing season. 

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Walleye in the metro I am not sure.  Bluegill/sunnies crystal lake.  I caught my pb pumpkinseed out of crystal this June at 9 1/4 inches.  To be honest I started exploring within a 1 hour drive from the metro to find a little better bite. 

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@Dakota003 Welcome to the site. South metro Minnetonka and Prior hold lots of pan fish, Walleye, Northern Pike and many others. Could hook into a 50" Muskellunge. Both larger lakes and may take a bit of fishing time to figure out where fish are at. North of cities within 45 min. are Chisago chain, Forest Lake have good numbers of variety game fish. 
To find lakes, you can use the Navionics WebApp which have lake contours.

You could also download the Navionics Boating App $14.99 annual subscription, after 2 week free week, with smartphone, tablet GPS capability along with many other features beyond the WebApp. 
https://webapp.navionics.com/#[email protected]&key=sx~tG|dvxP


After you find a desirable lake go to the MN DNR Lake Finder to find out detail survey information about the lake.
https://maps1.dnr.state.mn.us/lakefinder/mobile/#home


A little research goes a long way to finding great metro lakes fishing.
 

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