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I stopped by this morning to the dock on Nokomis Pkwy. I was casting cranks with no success, but saw a lot of fish in shallow, either jumping or just breaking the water with their dorsal. Could not ID. Is there a late spawning species that this might be? I caught a glimse of a couple jumpers, they looked kinda skinny and golden. Any ideas what kind of fish this is? Bullheads?

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Carp, most likely. The sunnies are still hanging shallow near the beds, could be them also.

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Carp have been all over the shallows on Nokomis.. bullheads are everywhere, and then some.. the sunfish are on the beds and attacking everything that comes by...

If you go out there on a calm day, you will notice bullheads in huge schools all over the surface gasping for air... they will scatter when anything gets too close.. this might be what you saw in the shallows... yellow bellies could contribut to the *gold* glare.

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some looked pretty small, but a few might have been in the 2lb. range. I'm thinkin' carp. Are there a lot of big suckers in Nokomis?

Also, any hope of catching a walleye, pike, or bass from this dock?

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R there skis in that lake? Just wondering. Sounds like musky food to me:)

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Northerns are nearly non existant in Nokomis. There is a fair population of tiger muskies in there. The bass(largemouth and smallmouth) are there, and can be caught semi-regularly... walleyes are in there in decent numbers and size, but you will need much more than hope to fish through the bullheads to find them.. add a couple pounds of leeches to the hope and you might get one or two.. summertime is tough over there... the bullheads are thick and very active.

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Yea, could have been suckers. Often times I will see big schools of them roaming the shallows in the spring in Nokomis, and most of them are colored kind of golden, and mottled.

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Hard to say without a more detailed description, but I would guess they are carp. The carp should start spawning right about now & will be rolling all over the shorelines soon. White suckers normally spawn earlier when the temps are in the mid 50's, like mid-April to early May. I think most of the metro bass & bluegills have finished spawning by now. I've seen a lot of fry balls in the last couple weeks. - Vern

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I went back in the evening and a woman had a fish on that almost pulled her over the side. You guessed it, carp. Unfortunately, she had never heard of drag and the fish broke her line.

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