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My family and my neighbors family will be staying on Minnewawa Thurs thru Sun of next week. I'm hoping someone might be able to help me find some fish to take two 6 year olds and a 2 year old to have some fun. My nieghbor and I are hoping to slip away at least one morning to go after something a little bigger too. Any tips will be greatly appreciated!

Don

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huskiesplayer15

The reeds are always good for sunnies, work the deeper wedlines for your eyes, not numbers, but there are some nice fish, the bar straight out off the boathouse with the yellow and white canopy is good too, with vege jigs.
Best Fishes
chris

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Thanks Huskieplayer15,

Which Huskies did/do you play for?

Don

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Hey Huskiesplayer15,

Is Minnewawa any good for large mouth or smallies? What's your favorite thing to fish for on the lake? Am I better off satying on Minnewawa or driving the boat over to a different lake in the area?

Thanks,

Don

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huskiesplayer15

Usually I fish bass, hit the docks and cabbage with worms and senkos in a cinnamon color or a pearl jerk shad. Give the lake a try, what do you have to lose?

I play for Andover huskies

Best Fishes
Chris

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THANKS Chris! I'll let you know how we do.

Don

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john.palmer

Towards the south end of the lake you will find an exposed reed / weed bed sort of in the middle of the lake. Just to the east of this weed bed there is a drop-off of sorts that quickly tapers off from about 6 to 7 feet to around 15 feet.

I've had good luck in the past few weeks fishing with minnows about 12" off the bottom in the 15 foot water. Mostly crappies, and small walleyes. Worms will get you plenty of sunfish in the same spot.

The very south end of the lake is quite shallow. I've been pulling a bunch of large mouth bass (some around 4 pounds) in that shallow bay casting with a rubber worm (purple/black)

Small Northerns will hit just about any spoon both early and late in the day. You can catch those trolling the edge of just about any weed bed in the lake.

good luck

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Hi John,

Thanks for the info!!! I'll definitely put it to use. I'd love to get my kids into a bunch of crappies.

My two year old caught his first bass a couple weeks ago while blue gill fishing and now he's practicing casting in the yard every night. It's been fun seeing how excited he gets.

I'll let you know how we do,

Don

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fishing5

Funny thing is, the boy doen't get nearly excited as the old man!

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Well, we didn't get to fish as much as I'd have liked but we did a little bit every day. We mostly caught a lot of blue gills- a few were big enough to fillet but we through 'em all back.

When the kids weren't with we caught quite a few northerns and large mouth bass. I weighed the bigger ones and we got 4 bass over four pounds- biggest one was 4.8, and 5 northerns over four pounds biggest one was 5.3. We through nearly all of them back as well, but on the last day I took my two year old out and tied a white spinnerbait onto his little Snoopy rod. He caught about a 1.5 to 2 pound northern that he wanted to keep pretty bad. So we kept a few more pike to make it worth getting the fillet knives dirty.

Thanks for the assistance guys!! If you send me your e-mail addresses I can send a few photos your way. My e-mail address is [email protected]

Don

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