Yah, sometimes it’s hard to get info about city fishing when most of us try to get AWAY from the city! 😄
I read your post a few days ago and only thought of the river, Minnehaha Creek (both already mentioned) or the City Chain of Lakes. I used to trailer my bass boat to Calhoun or Bde Maka Ska and trolling motor the whole lake and sometimes into Lake of the Isles. We always picked up nice bass on the weed lines and an occasional muskie. My best bass was a 6-4 but we always caught at least one 5 lbs along with multiple 3’s and 4’s. I never spent enough time on Harriet to figure it out.
The River can be fished in sections. Just pick one. Some of the harbor and island areas were always good for white bass and smallies. Look for rip rap. My favorite bait was a small bomber model A with clear sides and chrome middle to emulate the shad. Occasionally I’d tie into some channel cats or even a stout flathead.
Ever since the zebra mussels have gotten into Whitefish the floating mats of algae have been a nuisance, but this year is terrible. I hate that crap. You can't troll without it getting all over your line and lure. Not fun to swim in either! My parents have even mentioned leaving the chain it bothers them so much.
Does anyone know if this is the blue-green algae that is toxic to dogs?
No chance I'll fish during the day this weekend, it's nuts out there right now.
Headed to Brainerd Area July 9-11 coming from Colorado to visit friends. Well actually my girlfriend is I am tagging along to hopefully catch some fish with my flyrod And or jigs. Seeking advice on which lakes and tactics and anything else helpful to help maximize fishing time in your state. I will have access to a canoe on Hubert Lake. Any and all advice would be much appreciated if anyone is into flyfishing Stillwater and would like to go or show me some pointers on your home waters That would be awesome thanks looking forward to any responses.