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Metro Pannie lake with a short walk??

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A buddy and I been out a lot this year. The wife wants to come along this weekend, so we are probably going to be dragging 2 portables out. Any suggestions for some decent panfish lakes (more liklihood of activity for the wife than searching for walleyes) in the metro that won't involve any really long drags with 2 houses.

Had good luck on Medicine in the main lake deep water last week, but it was a long drag with the lightweight house. Dragging the heavy one does not sound like much fun.

All suggestions appreciated.

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Crystal Lake in Burnsville has a decent spot near the public beach. Haven't fished it much but I hear that there is a decent pannie bite, mostly small. Pike and Bass are also mixed in on occasion.

Anyways its a short walk from the beach. Lots of parking and an easy walk.

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Black lake on Minnetonka. Very short walk. Just park on the side of the road. You'll see the houses. Also a short trip for amenities at the Spur station who also sells bait.

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Medicine would be my first choice. Other options are White Bear, Minnewashta, Whaletail, Snail, Round, Long, Independance, Ann, Johanna, Josephene, or if you just want action lake Owasso. For lake Owasso walk strait out from the access about 100 yard until you fine 25 feet. You will find hundreds of 6-8 crappies

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