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Metro area catfish lakes


xcelenergyguy

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I'm wondering if anybody out there knows of any Metro lakes (I live on the east side) that has a good population of channel cats a guy might want to take a crack at? any info greatly appreciated

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Not sure if you're talking ice fishing them, but, don't bother with Taft, too many little bullheads in the summer, and two aerators in the winter.

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How do you fish for catfish in these lakes? Can you just throw out some cut bait to a "likely" spot and wait?

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how do I access Silver Lake in Columbia Heights? I hear that there's a park but I haven't been able to find it. Only the boat launch has been seen by me.

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I don't wanna spoil anyones secret spots, but when the DNR poured walleyes in Crooked Lake they also dumped a few catfish as well... I think I've pulled about 4 or 5 now, nice 3 lb fish that put up a heck of a fight!

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Lost it's the old boy scout camp if you just keep going North from the boat launch about a 1/4 mile you'll come to 4-way take a right go another 1/4 mile it's on your right only been there once my youngest son likes to go out there in the summer and chase the pannies and bass and CARP

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Lost,

to get to the park you want to continue past the boat launch going north up the hill, go through the 1st stop sign. You will come to another stop sign there take a right you will go past a church. Go to the next stop sign take a right which I think is CR D or E and take that about 2 blocks take a right when you come to Stinson and whatever CR that is. Once you take a right you will go down a hill and there is the beach. You can also get access throught the Silver Lake camp that is open to the public now, only thing is you have to walk a ways from teh parking lot. Another lake to try for cats is Moore Lake on 65, I have seeing some come out of there.

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Thanks man! I'm gonna be moving closer to the lake so I want to be able to take the girlfriend's kid there a couple of times.

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Hi Excelguy,

I do know that most of the lakes in Eagan have catfish. I know Quigly,Blackhawk, and Fish have them for sure. I have seen some large ones in Quigly. Good Luck

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Check out the stocking reports for Lake Rebecca in Hastings (Dakota County). They have been stocking channel cats in there for years. Good luck!

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