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jigging wader

Spring shore fishing Tonka ?

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jigging wader

Greetings fellow fm'ers, I'm looking for a place to park and have access to the lake for some spring crappie fishing from shore. It's been a long time I but used to fish crappies from shore and do quite well after ice out, but back in those days you could park right off the side of the road in many place's and access the lake. That was causing major traffic probems and understandably you can't park off the roadsides anymore.

So now I'm looking for a place to to park and get some of that good crappie action again. Any help or sugestions would be greatly apreciated! GOOD FISHING TO YOU ALL.

THANKS, JW

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juggs

Here are the bays that I know of with shore accessibility: Black Lake, Maxwell Bay, North Arm, the channel between Gray's Bay and Wayzata Bay, the narrows between Lafayette Bay and whatever it is connected to, near the Arcola bridge. I'm sure there are plenty more. You might try Wayzata Bait for more info.

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schr0563

Try St. Louis Bay, off the docks. I have heard decent reports from previous years. Not sure about restricted docks or parking areas however, so double check before going out.

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iFishMN.us

There is a really nice spring spot where you can park on the road right next to you. It is kinda hard to find when you dont know where it is but if you get a mapbook or a different detailed map you should find it. It is in the south-west corner of west arm I am pretty sure and to get there you have to turn off of cr 110 in mound onto Three Points Blvd. and go down about a mile or a mile and a half and turn left on a road(not sure of the name) and not even half a block down a hill on that road you come by a little backwater area on your left that has some docks. Good fishing to be had there it you can find it. It chokes up with weeds in a month or 2 so it is a seasonal spot. I am heading there in my boat for the contest this month. It is worth finding this place if you like shore fishin craps in the spring. If you do try to find it and cant you can sure email me or make a post and I can find out what the road name is that you turn on. Good Luck.

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iFishMN.us

Ok I just looked it up on mapquest...easy to find on there. You take CR 110 and turn onto Three Points Blvd.(only 1 way to turn) and go down a little over a mile and turn left on Dove Ln. and its right there on your left. Good Luck.

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jigging wader

Thanks to all you guys, these are all very good response's and this is is gonna help me out very much, I can't wait to get out and try some of these place's. What a great group of people!

THANKS AGAIN, AND HAVE A GREAT YEAR FISHING! JW

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