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I was thinking about taking my 3 year old out ice fishing (ice thickness is a little concerning). I was thinking about heading out with some tip-ups so we can have some fun on the ice and just watch the flags.

What lake(s) would people recommend for fast northern action? There does not need to be any size, just action to keep him interested. (Faribault to Mankato region)

Areas on the lake would be helpful. Not sure I will have time to do much scouting.

Thanks

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TRY RAYS LAKE. I HAVE BEEN OUT THERE THE LAST 2 WEEKENDS, NORTHERNS ARE HITTING ON TIP-UPS CLOSE TO SHORE WITH A FEW EYES IN THE MIX. GOOD LUCK

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try kohlmeier, right in your back yard. tons of 2-5lbers. tip ups on fatheads in 10'. 3' off the bottom. fast action and close to home.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I have never ice fished Kohlmeier. How is the ice?

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ff -

A few 'eyes in the mix? Care to mention what depth those are coming from? Reason why I ask is last weekend I fished deeper water pretty darn hard for some 'eyes, but wondered if they were in shallow and wondered how shallow they would go this time of year.

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Last time i was on Rays i got skunked. I was doing well for eyes in 15 fow prior to that though. But i think the bite has slowed. For me anyways. Time to switch to gills and crappies cool.gif

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Kohlmeier is right in Owatonna, I believe it is an old gravel pit. It is very small. I have only fished it during open water and caught small gills with the kids.

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Rays is still producing eyes you just need to know the trick... 1st you'll need a forage minnow it's red/orange then you need to be in 10-17 feet of water and they bite best after dark or at sundown as far as northerns go if you leave the access and take a right head twoards a red/maroon house only get closer to shore you will do exceptionally well... Good luck all

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