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Anyone ever wet a line in Nine Mile Creek? I'm not sure where it originates, where it ends, or if it goes through any lakes, but it seems like no matter where I go in the South metro I end up crossing it at some point. Some places it looks like a stagnant mess, some spots it looks pretty nice. Just curious what lies beneath.

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I have fished some places of it. There are a couple spots in the spring that can hold some surprises for those who

find them. Normandale lake's waterfalls add some oxygen

to the waterway below the falls. There are also a couple spots near the college that also hold fish. Normandale lake can kick out some nice panfish, bass, and northern, depending on the winter-kill (very shallow lake). Smetana lake out in Eden Prairie also has a set of water falls that oxygenate the creek system. This lake has had some decent

fishing in the past. There is a small ramp and a fishing

dock that are faily new. From there, the creek heads out

to Bryant lake and anything that is in there, can find its

way into the creek system.

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lunker, 9 mile creek finally dumps into the Minnesota R. in Bloomington. I have only small sunfish in the south of 94Th street to the river. The best fishing i have had is Normandale lake. In summer it is very weed choked, super bass fishing, but can only be accessed by canoe. each year you could catch northerns over 10#.

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