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Good metro Northern Lakes?


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Waiting for bass to open, and hoping to try for some Northerns this week...any good lake in the metro area? (I'm in Ramsey county).

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If the fishing gets slow, I'll try boom-shocking or gill nets...I've got to feed my 14 kids.

(you know I'm kidding, right)?

Thanks.

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Coon Lake in Anoka County usually has tons of Northerns. Find the weeds and you should find them.

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If you want smaller northern lakes, try Silver in NSP or Otter Lake in WB Township. Otter Lake probably has the best numbers but not size of northerns in the area.

White Bear Lake has a good population of larger and smaller northerns. Fishing the normal weedlines on the north eastern side is always good for a few fish.

While your fishing Silver or White Bear the occasional muskie will show itself also which is cool.

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I concur on Coon Lake, very good and decent size. I cath a bunch bass fishing. Lake Marion in Lakeville has some good notherns as well. Keep catching them so I do not have to lose as many Bass lures crazy.gif

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For pikes for the kids on Otter Lake.. what lure do you suggest? Spinnerbaits? Rapalas? Spoons? Plastics? All of the above? smile.gif

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