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Maple Grove shorefishing???


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My daughter and Grandson are moving into the Maple Grove area in a couple weeks. He is hooked on fishing and would love to find a spot where his mom could take him to catch some fish. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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I know there's fishing piers on Bass, Fish, and Weaver lakes. These are all good for pannies as well as the occasional bass/northerns. There is also a channel that runs from Fish to Rice lake. Fish under the I94 bridge and you can get norts and crappies. They also may want to check out the Crow river which runs just west of MG. Good variety there!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for the tips Tonka!! We got them moved in this past weekend and they are a mile or so east of 494 off Bass Lake Rd. Hopefully they can get out fishing some. I will have to get my boat up there so we can explore Minnetonka Muskies also. Thanks again.

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Fish Lake has a great fishing pier. It gets used a lot. I fish that lake quite a bit in my boat for pike & bass. The pier is on a drop off that gets fairly deep (10+ feet) so catching bass & pike off of there is fun. You'll also catch lots of sunfish. If you want pike, use sucker minnows & slip bobbers and throw it out there and wait.

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If he's looking just for a good fight, there're carp in Rice lake. They'll put up a heckuva good fight.

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His nick name is the "fish fighter" so maybe we can give that a try also. Thanks!!

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