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Were can you fish on the Minnehaha river? And what bait is working?

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I was back there today. The rivers are much higher, so I hiked up the creek a bit. There was a bend with a rock wall on one side (E side of creak) and was casting into the slack water on the inside bend. Had 1 smallie and 1 dogfish using the previously stated presentation.

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Meche - Is that the rock wall just upstream of the first big pool? If so, that whole area in there is prime (as you seem to know). I used to live over there and fished it fairly often. Lots of walleye, smallies, bowfin and carp.

There are a few slow pools upstream even further that are not right on the trail. They have held big carp in the past and get very little pressure.

I am jealous, I miss that spot.

Tony

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Up and downstream of Lake Hiawatha is also good for mixed species. Check the pools that form along the whole stretch 20 blocks either direction from the lake. The pools formed below foot bridges usually hold northerns, carp, walleye and LMB.

Tony

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Carpboy- Is fly fishing the only presentations you fished around there with? If not, what worked well for you?

I grew up fishing the creek. I fished a lot downstream of the hiwatha, and a little just up stream(there is a spot right by Nokomis where I could cast 6 times and catch 6 different species. Lots of bullheads and carp mostly though. I miss it, wouldn't mind heading back there. Maybe a could float it in my little jonboat, that might be fun.

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How do you get to these place's? I've never fished it before.

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Carpboy-

Yes, that's the spot. I haven't checked out any of the other pools, but I'm not as much into carp.

Scumfrog-

Go to Minnehaha Park, and take the trail that leads down the path to the mouth of Minnehaha Creek. Its near the first patron parking lot on your right *after* the dog area.

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Carpboy- Is fly fishing the only presentations you fished around there with? If not, what worked well for you?

I grew up fishing the creek. I fished a lot downstream of the hiwatha, and a little just up stream(there is a spot right by Nokomis where I could cast 6 times and catch 6 different species. Lots of bullheads and carp mostly though. I miss it, wouldn't mind heading back there. Maybe a could float it in my little jonboat, that might be fun.


That is exactly the area I fished a lot up until I moved. There are a suprising number of walleye and northerns in that stretch.

I would fly fish when possible and then mostly used nightcrawlers on the bottom when fly fishing wasn't an option.

I too have thought about floating the creek and fishing the whole time.

Tony

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If you guys keep being too descriptive about where you are fishing exactly.. its going to be *a surprising number of specie of fish* to a *surprising number of anglers fishing there and the fish will be pressured out.

I used to share exact locations and success on here.. I learned better... Few FM'ers would show up, and 30 *trolls* would show up.

Troll= non forum users that use the sight to see what is biting and where, and to absorb some information.

I have a few spots that have been killed because of it.. all shallow water fishing locations that got pressured.. couple fish were caught to gather interest.. and the number of people fishing spooked the fish out.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Fished tonight on a stretch in Edina. Little 1/32 ounce jig and a 1/4 of a crawler was good for tons of bluegills, some bullheads, and some creek chubs.

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