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Heading up to St. Cloud this weekend to visit the parents. I would like to do some fishing. Any ideas of lakes or the river close to st cloud, that the crappies walleyes or northern are hitting on. My son is a big northern pike fan and wants to beat his record of 13lbs. that he got out of pleasant lake last year. Also what is the ruling on bowfishing for carp and other roughfish in minnesota. In iowa it is legal and thought about bringing the bow. Gonna be up there for 4 days and any ideas would help thanks todd H,

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I too am heading that direction to see the folks. I will be on little rock. Bring the bow. All you need is a license. There were many people bowfishing on little rock and the mississippi and that was 3 weeks ago.

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Little rock is that a river or a lake? I'm sure my dad probably knows but i might venture off on my own this weekend. I don't think he's into the bowfishing. Has it been good for carp this year so far? Had on a buffalo carp last night that was 25 to 30 lbs, lost him pulled the arrow out. But that is in iowa in the flooded ditches south of town. Water is warmer, they seem pretty active.

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It is a lake attached to the river. I think the bowfishing has been good so far this year. My dad says lots of boats coming off of the lake with lots of carp. There are a couple spots to hit from shore as well. It is right off of Hwy 10 if you need a reference point. Good luck.

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A safe bet would be any of the smaller lakes in the area. I was out Monday and had above 60 on the graph. Was out Wednesday for league night and temps dipped back down to the 50's.

This weather might put a bit of a clamp on their jaws so you'll have to throw quite a bit at em' until you know what works.

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